The 8th (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 34m

Sponsored by Fork Films

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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.

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Director

Aideen Kane

Director

Lucy Kennedy

Director

Maeve O'Boyle

Producer

Aideen Kane

Producer

Lucy Kennedy

Producer

Maeve O'Boyle

Executive Producer

Amy Nauiokas

Executive Producer

Jess Kwan

Executive Producer

Abigail E. Disney

Executive Producer

Gini Reticker

Executive Producer

Lesley McKimm

Editor

Maeve O'Boyle

Cinematographer

Esme Pum McNamee

Cinematographer

Matt Leigh

Cinematographer

Michael O’Donovan

Cinematographer

Laura McGann

Cinematographer

Aidan McGuire

Composer

Sarah Lynch

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Countries

Ireland, United States

Studio

Black Tabby Films

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