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Thursday 14 December 2017

Kilmore Quay or Kilmore Cannes?

ANNE MARIE O'CONNOR

KILMORE QUAY became Kilmore Cannes last weekend as the second Wexford Independent Documentary Film Festival took place over three days in the Stella Maris Centre.

Hundreds of local film enthusiasts turned out to view 22 films over three days. The films covered a broad range of subjects from the Corrib gas line in Rossport, to a story about the dispossessed Saharawi African people.

The films all had human issues and human rights themes, and led to some colourful debate in the pubs of Kilmore Quay as cinema goers cogitated their content after each screening.

According to one of the organisers, Andi McGarry the event was a huge success, with plenty of interest shows particularly in the Wexford originated films.

Visitors to the Festival got to watch each of the 22 films free of charge, thanks to some small grant funding from Wexford Co. Council, and the goodwill of the film makers involved.

The organisers had a full house at their Rossport screening, and had a whip round afterwards which raised €170 for the Kilmore Quay Lifeboat.

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