When Women Won

When Women Won

Directed by Anna Rodgers
The emotional inside story of the Together for Yes campaign for abortion rights in Ireland.



When Women Won tells the emotional inside story of the Together for Yes campaign to repeal the 8th amendment and change Irish society forever. In the aftermath of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, three Irish feminists joined forces and set about establishing a grassroots, women-led social movement. Working with teams in every county in Ireland, they ultimately delivered a landslide victory. Compelling and insightful, this documentary brings you back to the highs and lows of the tumultuous campaign, and captures the most seismic shift in Irish society in the past 35 years.

The film which was commissioned by Together for Yes to reflect on the story of the campaign, was directed by Anna Rodgers, and produced by Zlata Filipovic and Hugh Rodgers of Invisible Thread Films. When Women Won is the recipient of the Special Jury Prize at Boston Irish Film Festival

Key credits:
Directed and Produced by Anna Rodgers
Producers Zlata Filipovic and Hugh Rodgers
Editors Emer O'Clery and Hugh

Running time
50 minutes


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Invisible Thread
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