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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. 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 when reproductive rights are threatened all over the world.

Running Time: 95 min.
Subject(s): Activism, Current Affairs, Health, Human Rights, Law and Justice, Personal Story, Politics, Social Justice, Society
Language(s): English
Subtitles: English
Director(s):
Producer(s): Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Alan Maher, and Maeve O'Boyle | Executive Producers: Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker
Cinematographer: Matt Leigh, Aidan Maguire, Laura McGann, Esme Pum McNamee, Michael O'Donovan
Editor(s): Jordan Montminy, Maeve O’Boyle
Production Company: Screen Ireland ; Black Tabby Films, Fork Films, Cowtown Pictures

Awards

  • Cleveland International Film Festival - 2021
    Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award Nominee
  • Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards - 2021
    Best Documentary Nominee
  • Hollywood Gold Awards - 2020
    Feature Documentary November Award Winner
  • Imagine This women's International Film Festival - 2021
    Audience Award Winner
  • Nevada Women's Film Festival - 2021
    Best Feature Documentary Winner
  • Skyline Indie Film Fest, US - 2021
    Best Documentary Feature Winner
  • Hot Docs Film Festival - 2020
    Official Selection

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