The 8th Amendment

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The 8th tells the story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the world. After a 35-year struggle the pro-choice side radically shift tactics to try to bring an historically conservative electorate over the line.

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.

If you would like to see this film and support No6 you can click on this link here:

 https://togetherfilms.wpcomstaging.com/product/the-8th-x-no6-cinema/

‘This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy’.

 

There is an amazing Q&A with Annie Mac happening tomorrow Tuesday 18th May.

Use this link to register:

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

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Closed, but still fanatical about film!

Hi everyone.

A date for your diary!

No6 plans to reopen on Thursday 2nd Sept.  

Our autumn programme will be posted on the website as soon as we know what the distributors have decided what to finally release.

Can't wait to see you all again very soon.

Malisa

No6 Chair.