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|
|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|