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The 8th traces Ireland's campaign to remove the 8th Amendment - a constitutional ban on abortion. It shows the country's transformation from a conservative state in thrall to the Catholic church to a more liberal, secular society. Voices are heard from both sides of the debate, but the primary focus is on the dynamic female leaders of the pro-choice campaign. This dramatic story is underscored by a vivid exploration of the wrenching failures that led to this defining moment.​ An urgent narrative, a cautionary tale and a roadmap for progressive reforms in an era where authoritarianism is on the rise and reproductive rights are threatened around the world.

  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Country
    Ireland
  • Note
    Documentary, Feature Film
  • Director
    Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle
  • Producer
    Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle, Aideen Kane, Alan Maher
  • Cast
    Ailbhe Smyth, Andrea Horan
  • Cinematographer
    Matt Leigh, Michael O'Donovan, Laura McGann, Esme Pum McNamee, Aidan McGuire
  • Editor
    Jordan Montminy, Maeve O'Boyle
  • Music
    Sarah Lynch