The 8th tells the story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the world. After a 35-year struggle the pro-choice side have to radically shift tactics to try and bring this historically conservative electorate over the line.
A girl and a woman meet in an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them.
Twice Shy is a coming-of age-drama, that centres around a young couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to England as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film portrays their journey, through the ups and downs of their relationship.
Like a ship in the night
“200 women from Ireland, every single week, go to England for abortions. Yet nobody ever talks about it.”
Abortion is illegal in Ireland, North and South, potentially punishable by life imprisonment. And yet thousands of Irish women a year travel to England for abortions. They make this journey in secret and return in silence, some of them never telling a soul. LIKE A SHIP IN THE NIGHT follow…