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​​The 8th traces Ireland's campaign to remove the 8th Amendment - a constitutional ban on abortion. It shows a country's transformation from a conservative state in thrall to the Catholic church to a more liberal secular society. ​​The 8th includes voices from both sides of the debate, but its primary focus is on the dynamic female leaders of the pro-choice campaign. The film follows the veteran campaigner Ailbhe Smyth and self-described glitter-activist Andrea Horan as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism and engineer the impossible. This dramatic story is underscored by a vivid exploration of the wrenching failures that led to this defining moment in Irish history. ​​An urgent narrative, a cautionary tale and a roadmap for progressive reforms in a modern era where authoritarianism is on the rise, The 8th shows a country forging a new progressive path at a time when reproductive rights are threatened around the world.

  • Runtime
    95 minutes
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  • Director
    Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle
  • Producer
    Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle, Aideen Kane, Alan Maher (Co-Producer)
  • Cast
    Ailbhe Smyth, Andrea Horan