'406 Days'

Source: DIFF

‘406 Days’

Joe Lee’s 406 Days received the audience award at Dublin International Film Festival after closing the event on Saturday (March 4).

The feature documentary recounts the Debenhams picket strike which took place in April 2020 after 1,000 of the store’s retail workers were made redundant via email. It is produced by Fergus Dowd.

406 Days also picked up best Irish documentary in the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) awards and won the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) human rights film award. 

Runners up for the audience award included Claire Dix’s debut feature Sunlight, Dennis Harvey’s I Must Away, Margo Harkin’s Stolen, and John Connors’ feature The Black Guelph.

The festival ran February 23 – March 4. Other awards included the Volta lifetime achievement award for actor Emily Watson and best documentary to Cara Holmes’s Notes From Sheepland.