May 25th marks the second anniversary of the vote to repeal the 8th amendment. This moving film captures that incredible journey
Anna Rodgers directs this 50 minute documentary about the highs and lows of the tumultuous campaign to repeal the 8th. It looks at the seismic shift in Irish society, with archival footage dating back 35 years. The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar motivated three Irish feminists to establish a grassroots, women-led movement. Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor led the charge, inspiring volunteers in every county in Ireland, to join the movement which went on to secure a landslide victory.
Tomorrow, May 25th, marks the second anniversary of the vote to repeal the 8th amendment. Follow the extraordinary journey of the #Together4Yes campaign in @AnnaRodgersDocs new film, WHEN WOMEN WON. Watch free from tomorrow at https://t.co/3YGgycRTRJ. Trailer: pic.twitter.com/izvPuAQq28— Irish Film Institute (@IFI_Dub) May 24, 2020
The film was screened at this year’s Dublin International Film Festival in February. You can watch it for free here, or on your mobile, tablet or TV by downloading the IFI Player app, until Sunday, 31 May.
Afterwards, listen to the Film Ireland podcast, where Gemma Creagh interviews director Anna Rodgers about the film.
Main image via Abortion Rights IE on Twitter