The 2nd Dublin Workers Film Festival (20 – 21 October) comes to Dublin this month with a selection of films. The festival closes with Blood Fruit. Sinead O’Brien’s film about the story of 11 young Irish Dunnes Stores workers who went on strike in 1984 following their refusal to handle South African produce (followed by a special event with original strikers).


The full schedule is:

Shoes (1916) Fri 20th 4.30pm
Directed by Lois Weber
52 mins followed by Q & A with Pamela Hutchinson of Silent London

October (1928) Fri 20th 6pm
by Sergei Eisenstein
144 mins followed by Q & A with Pamela Hutchinson of Silent London

On the Art of War (2012) Sat 21st 12pm
Directed by Silvia Luzi & Luca Bellino
85 mins Italian with English Subtitles

Still the Enemy Within Sat 2pm
Directed by Owen Gower
112 mins followed by Q & A with producers

Une Histoire de Femmes Sat 21st 5pm
Directed by Sophie Bissonnette

Blood Fruit (2014) Sat 21st 7pm
Director Sinead O’Brien
80 mins followed by special event with original strikers.


Film Festivals 2017 – Here & Abroad



  1. Hi…I cant find any info regarding the individual films ( whats the background/ significance/ context for them) so if you could point me to that, thank you. Also there are two dates: 20 – 24th but in next sentence it reads ‘festival closes Sunday 22nd…’? Thanks again

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