Wednesday 7th July - Saturday 31st July / ONLINE EVENT


Directed by Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy and Maeve O’Boyle
Documentary | 94 mins | 12A

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.


Reclaim the Frame // The 8th – UK Preview Q&A hosted by Annie Macmanus

Watch 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.

Watch the Q&A here:

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 7th July – Saturday 31st July

Full Price: £9.99 (per household)

Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes


PLEASE NOTE: ‘This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy’