The Wexford Documentary film Festival takes place in Kilmore Quay Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September 2017, providing the opportunity to see award-winning national and international documentary films.
The 3-day event screens more than 25 films based on this year’s theme of ‘Community’, with a strong emphasis on screening films that explore social, political and environmental concerns. Six films of these are Irish premieres.
The festival opens with the Irish premiere of the Chinese film We The Workers, this film follows Chinese labour activists helping workers to negotiate with local officials and factory owners over wages and working conditions.
Director Huang Wenhai will attend the post-screening discussion with Jimmy Kelly of Unite Union and Gino Kenny TD, People Before Profit Alliance.
No Easy Walk to Freedom exposes human rights violations perpetrated under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality. Post-screening talk, speakers include Ailbhe Smyth, Feminist Academic and LGBT activist.
Another Irish premiere, Shot In The Dark, is an intimate portrait of three successful artists who have one thing in common; visual impairment as a starting point for their visual explorations. There will be a post-film screening talk with director Frank Amann and filmmaker Laura Way
A New Economy tracks several organisations who move towards a more cooperative future by experimenting with open and non-traditional business models. By rewarding human effort fairly and proportionately instead of obsessing about the bottom line, these revolutionary businesses are creating a more people-friendly future, and new ways to make money and make it sustainably. The post – talk includes John Power from the Kilmore Quay Fishermen’s Co-Op and a representative from Callan Camphill Community Coop Housing project Nimble Spaces.
Another Irish premiere Tongue Cutters is a film on fishing related issues.
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