This film will be available for viewing March 15th - 28th
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.
Join us for a LIVE Q&A on March 15 at 7:00 PM ET with director Aideen Kane, and subjects Andrea Horan and Ailbhe Smyth of The 8th.
This film has closed captions available. Please manually turn on closed captions using the “CC” logo at the bottom of the player screen when you play the title.
Ireland, United States
Black Tabby Films