Today we celebrate International Safe Abortion Day with the announcement of a very special event: a screening of THE 8TH - the powerful documentary tracing Ireland’s campaign to remove the 8th Amendment, a constitutional ban on abortion.

The film chronicles 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 veteran campaigner Ailbhe Smyth and self-described glitter-activist Andrea Horan as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism and engineer the 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 when reproductive rights are threatened all over the world.

Ticket price: $10
The first 20 people to purchase a screening ticket will receive a complimentary copy of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom 

Streaming window opens:
Thursday, October 14th at 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT
Streaming window closes:
Sunday, October 17th at 11:00 PM ET / 10:00 PM CT / 8:00 PM PT
Closed Captioning available.

Don't forget to download our app on Roku for the best streaming experience! Must have a Roku TV or Roku device.

Presented by The Sheppard Foundation. With thanks to our programming partners The Future of Film is Female, Peace is Loud, and Vidiots, as well as our media partner GirlTalkHQ
And don't miss our accompanying powerful live Call-to-Action Conversation:
What We Can Do Now.
Special guests include Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay, authors of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom, and moderator Asha Dahya, founder of GirlTalkHQ.

Event price: FREE
Thursday, October 14th at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM PT
Find it on the rePRO Film Fest website at event start time.
Closed Captioning available.
We are thrilled to pass along that in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month rePRO Film Fest 2021 alum ALE LIBRE will be published on The New Yorker on September 29th, 2021 at 6:00 AM ET, along with a written component by journalist Danielle Mackey Danielle Mackey. Then look for ALE LIBRE to go live on The New Yorker YouTube channel at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT. Show your support and make plans to participate!

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