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Thursday 19 October 2017

Wexford Independent Documentary Film Festival

WEXFORD's Independent Documentary Film Festival takes place this weekend in Kilmore Quay.

Running from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26, the village will become Ireland's answer to Cannes, with a wide range of independent offerings for film buffs.

Screenings at the film festival, which focuses on documentaries, will take place in the Stella Maris Centre.

There will be films featured from all corners of the globe, including an award winning story about sharks, a story about the Saharawi (a dispossessed people living on the fringes of the Sahara) and an Irish film about a troublesome pipe in Rossport. All of the films can be seen free.The festival will be officially opened at 6 p.m. on Friday evening and there will be three documentaries shown, 'Bingo' by Michael Fortune, 'The End of the Line' by Rupert Murray and 'The Pip' by Risteard O Domhnaill.

Screenings start from 1 p.m. on Saturday with 'Sharkwater' and the last film of the day is 'Burma Vj', which starts at 9 p.m.

Screenings start again at 1 p.m. on Sunday and local talent gets its chance to shine from 8.30 p.m. when there will be a showcase of Wexford films and a talk by Kevin Ryan. There will be nine Wexford films in all.

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