WATCH: Irish documentary The 8th explores the Repeal movement
The film is set for a cinema release in Ireland this summer.
Irish film distributors Break Out Pictures have unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming documentary The 8th, focusing on Ireland's 2018 abortion referendum and the Repeal movement.
While featuring voices from both sides of the debate, the primary focus of The 8th is on the female leaders of the pro-choice campaign.
The film follows veteran pro-choice campaigner Ailbhe Smyth, co-director of the ‘Together for Yes’ campaign, and self-described glitter activist and co-presenter of the podcast Don’t Stop Repealin’, Andrea Horan as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism.
The film is from directors Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy and Maeve O’Boyle and was shot over a three-year period between 2017 and 2019.
In a joint statement, the trio said about their film: "When the government called a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, we knew this was one of the most important stories of our generation.
"Our goal was to document this defining moment in the context of Ireland’s historic treatment of women”.
Break Out Pictures released the trailer to mark International Women's Day, while also revealing the film will be getting a cinema release in Ireland this summer.
Check out the new teaser below.
Clip via Break Out Pictures.