Press

”The film sustains a suspenseful narrative line in its countdown to voting day… The story offers a potent message at a time when thirst for local and global change is mobilising new generations to a seismic degree.”

Esther McCarthy
Screen Daily

“Witness a historic triumph in the fight for abortion rights in Ireland… Go along for the ride on this journey to social justice and Ireland’s transformation from repression to acceptance of women’s right to choose.”

Susan G. Cole
POV Magazine

“The 8th is a moving film that emanates positive feelings about the movement and Ireland’s transformation into a more liberal society.”

Leonard Quart
The Berkshire Eagle

”The 8th a staggering and vital work of social justice filmmaking… Kane, O’Boyle, and Kennedy have created an expert walk through history and modern politicking filled with lessons that should never be forgotten or ignored, and they do so with overwhelming compassion, empathy, and righteous anger.”

Andrew Parker
The Gate

“The 8th portrays advocates of both pro-life and pro-choice arguments as passionate people who genuinely care about others… It acknowledges both opinions in a healthy manner, even in moments when it clearly disagrees. This grace-filled presentation can be rare in documentaries regarding such contentious issues”

Steve Norton
In The Seats

”Brilliantly capturing the rawness of this debate … what makes this a must-see film is the directing team’s ability to paint a nuanced and textured portrait of a debate that’s often seen as, rightly, being polarizing.”

Joshua Brunsting
Criterion Cast

The real story here is the war-room drama of a brilliant data-driven campaign  and its soft message … the Yes organizers won the “empathy battle” with a message of compassionate healthcare.​”

Liam Lacey
Original Cin

Press

”The film sustains a suspenseful narrative line in its countdown to voting day… The story offers a potent message at a time when thirst for local and global change is mobilising new generations to a seismic degree.”

Esther McCarthy
Screen Daily

“Witness a historic triumph in the fight for abortion rights in Ireland… Go along for the ride on this journey to social justice and Ireland’s transformation from repression to acceptance of women’s right to choose.”

Susan G. Cole
POV Magazine

”The 8th a staggering and vital work of social justice filmmaking… Kane, O’Boyle, and Kennedy have created an expert walk through history and modern politicking filled with lessons that should never be forgotten or ignored, and they do so with overwhelming compassion, empathy, and righteous anger.”

Andrew Parker
The Gate

“The 8th portrays advocates of both pro-life and pro-choice arguments as passionate people who genuinely care about others… It acknowledges both opinions in a healthy manner, even in moments when it clearly disagrees. This grace-filled presentation can be rare in documentaries regarding such contentious issues”

Steve Norton
In The Seats

”Brilliantly capturing the rawness of this debate … what makes this a must-see film is the directing team’s ability to paint a nuanced and textured portrait of a debate that’s often seen as, rightly, being polarizing.”

Joshua Brunsting
Criterion Cast

The real story here is the war-room drama of a brilliant data-driven campaign  and its soft message … the Yes organizers won the “empathy battle” with a message of compassionate healthcare.​”

Liam Lacey
Original Cin

“The 8th is a moving film that emanates positive feelings about the movement and Ireland’s transformation into a more liberal society.”

Leonard Quart
The Berkshire Eagle