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 when reproductive rights are threatened all over the world.
You can view the film at a time that suits you by clicking the link below. Tickets are £9.99 – 50% of which is donated to the Lewisham Irish Community Centre.
NB – This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.
You can but tickets now by following this link – togetherfilms.org/shop/the-8th-x-lewisham-irish-community-centre/