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The 8th  2020
Director:  Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy and Maeve O’Boyle
Editor:
  Jordan Montminy and Maeve O’Boyle
Music:
  Sarah Caitriona Lynch
Director of Photography:
  Matt Leigh, Aiden Maguire, Laura McGann, Esme Pum McNamee and Michael O’Donovan, with Jonathan Levy and Thom McDermott
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Cast:
spacer1 Eamon Martin
spacer1 Alibhe Smyth
spacer1 Maria Steen
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Synopsis:
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.

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