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    Rating:12A
    12A CertificateFilms classified 12A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of twelve and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. In such cases, IFCO strongly recommends that parents/guardians make informed decisions by accessing the consumer advice available on this website.
    Advisory:abortion theme, sexual violence references, infrequent strong language
    Country: Ireland
    Language: English
    Released:11 June 2020
    Duration: 94 min
    Genres: Documentary
  • Synopsis

    Following veteran campaigner Ailbhe Smyth as she navigates the complexities of convincing a historically conservative electorate to vote for women’s reproductive autonomy, The 8th tells the story of how Ireland overturned one of the world’s most restrictive laws on abortion. This documentary is a vivid exploration of the political and cultural history that charts the transformation of a country

  • Film Credits

    Director:
    Lucy Kennedy
    Maeve O'Boyle
    Aideen Kane
    Starring:
    Ailbhe Smyth