The 8th

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Available from Monday 17 May

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Directed by Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle 

The 8th is the triumphant story of how a group of women changed Ireland’s abortion laws through a historic referendum campaign in 2018, after a 35-year long struggle. 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.

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There will be a free Q&A hosted by Radio 1’s Annie MacManus, with director Aideen Kane, award-winning activist Ailbhe Smyth, and acclaimed campaigner Andrea Horan on Tuesday 18 May at 9pm – click here to reserve your spot.




Approx 94 mins

Content Guidance:

Contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy

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