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Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle, Ireland 2021, 95min, Documentary, Closed captions & audio description available
The 8th traces Ireland’s campaign to remove the Eighth 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 (@ailbhes) and self-described glitter activist Andrea Horan (@AndreaHoran) as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism and engineer the near 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.
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Warning: This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.
Join us on 18th May at 9 PM for a conversation hosted by Radio 1’s Annie MacManus, with director Aideen Kane, award-winning activist Ailbhe Smyth, and acclaimed campaigner Andrea Horan, discussing the fight to repeal the 8th amendment in Ireland.
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