Friday 21st May - Thursday 1st July / ONLINE EVENT

THE 8TH


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:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the8th-uk-preview/register

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 21st May – Thursday 1st 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’

 

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https://togetherfilms.org/shop/the-8th-x-alnwick-playhouse/