The 8th tells the story of the 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 Eighth 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 (@ailbhes) and self-described glitter activist Andrea Horan (@AndreaHoran) as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism and engineer the near 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.
Welcome to Catford Mews, a brand new independent entertainment venue in Lewisham, South London. We are proud to be an accredited London Living Wage employer. With a strong focus on the local community, our three cinema screens are only part of a wider offering, which also includes a café, a bar, and five local food vendors, plus a community room and a live music space.
The name pays tribute to the original Catford Mews, which was closed years ago before a Poundland moved in.
From the early planning stages we’ve had a few starting points we don’t want to lose focus on – to be truly inclusive: a cinema for Catford and the community, to offer an exciting programme, and to serve as a platform for local talent and entrepreneurs.