Film Talks

"The 8th" Screening and Conversation

Presented by The 8th, Consulate General of Ireland New York, and Irish Arts Center


FREE 2 hours

Mon, Jun 6, 2022




Angelika Film Center
18 W Houston Street
New York, NY 10012


The 8th traces Ireland’s campaign to remove the 8th Amendment—a constitutional ban on abortion.

We hear from voices on both sides of the debate, but the film's primary focus is on the dynamic female leaders of the pro-choice campaign, following 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.

"Triumphant"—Screen Daily
★★★★★ "Absolutely essential"—The Irish Times
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Observer
★★★★ The Financial Times

Join us for a screening of the documentary and a panel discussion with:

Ailbhe Smyth | lead campaigner of the Irish Campaign for Yes!
Kavita N. Ramdas | global activist for gender equity and justice
Aideen Kane | filmmaker

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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