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The 8th + Q&A Rated 12A

The 8th + Q&A

Dir. Maeve O’Boyle, Lucy Kennedy, Aideen Kane. Ireland, 2020. 1h 35m. Starring Wendy Grace, Andrea Horan, Ailbhe Smyth, Maria Steen.

The story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. An urgent narrative, a cautionary tale, and a roadmap for progressive reforms in a modern era where authoritarianism is on the rise, this rousing documentary shows how a country forged a new progressive path when reproductive rights are threatened all over the world.

This one-off screening will be followed by a short Q&A, organised by the Oxford International Women’s Festival.

‘Impressive scope, storytelling and sensitivity makes this a fine capture of Irish abortion rights history being made and the beautiful spirit of the campaigners who fought to push their country into the future.’ ★★★★ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Empire Magazine

'The grassroots campaign that led to one of the single most important moments in the history of women's rights is documented in this solid, stirring and frequently very affecting film.’ ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer