Friday 30 January 2015

Vita Cortex staff see their struggle on silver screen

Published 12/11/2012 | 05:00

WORKERS who staged a 161-day sit-in at a freezing Irish factory over a redundancy claim are to swap placards and woollen clothing for tuxedos and a stroll up the red carpet.

The former Vita Cortex staff will be guests of honour at the gala premiere of a documentary on their marathon industrial protest as part of the 57th Cork Film Festival.

Ireland's oldest film festival opened last night and runs until November 18 with over 300 Irish and foreign films.

The Vita Cortex dispute is the focus of a special documentary made by father and son Declan and Barra O'Connell, of WildAcre Productions.

The film, '161 Days', will have its premiere in the Gate Multiplex tonight with the full Vita Cortex staff attending as guests of honour.

Irish Independent

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