By Clodagh Meaney
The Wexford Documentary Film Festival takes place every year in the working fishing village of Kilmore Quay located in County Wexford. This year’s festival takes place from September 21st – 23rd 2018.
This dynamic film festival provides the opportunity to see the best of award-winning national and international documentary films. In tune with the festival’s strong focus on films that explore social, political and environmental issues it will also host a number of lively post-screening discussions with filmmakers, invited guest speakers and representatives from local organizations.
This year they have a number of films by female directors and films dealing with issues directly linked with the role of women in society.
Marie-Madeline; A Female Chief, directed by Florence Ayisi will be shown on Saturday, September 22nd at 2.45pm.
This documentary presents a rare glimpse into a community in transition;men speak candidly about the importance of women in development: "women are doing more to encourage development than men. I believe a female chief will bring new things."
Velvet Revolution will be screened at 11am on Sunday 23rd of September.
6 female directors take their lens up-close to women making news. In a world riven with conflict and dictatorial regimes, where journalists are constantly under threat, what drives these women to do their jobs? This documentary brings testimonies of women journalists from Bangladesh, Cameroon, India, Philippines, Afghanistan, Syria, UK, and Ajerbaijan on how they spoke the truth to power.
They Call Us Warriors is screening on Wednesday September 19th at 8pm at St Michael’s Theatre, New Ross.
Wexford Documentary Film Festival in association with the New Ross Town FC are holding a special outreach film screening about the Venezuelan Women’s world cup soccer team and their fabulous exploits.
For more info on films and talks, you can visit their website.
The festival is run as a voluntary not for profit event, a unique feature of the festival is that all film screenings are free and open to the public.