Intercultural & Anti-racism Festival
Mon 13 Mar 10:00am to Fri 24 Mar 9:00pm
For over a decade now this important educational event offers primary, post-primary schools, colleges, community groups, and the general public, a programme of international films, workshops, and outreach screenings, exploring the themes and issues involved.
This annual event is aimed at raising awareness around issues such as racism, discrimination and harassment - including racist bullying. The objectives of this diverse programme are to broaden children’s and young people’s cultural awareness, literacy skills and cine-literacy abilities. The long-term objectives and outcomes of the Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme are to promote tolerance and inclusion.
Highlights of this year’s programme include special screenings of The Lego Batman Movie, Moana, Finding Dory and Sing.
The post-primary programme features two critically acclaimed films based on real life events. Hidden Figures is a celebration of breaking barriers. Whether it’s the limits imposed by society based on the colour of ones skin or ones gender or the limits of our atmosphere. While Loving follows Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, who in 1958, were arrested for violating Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute by marrying at a time when the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, which prohibited marriage between people classified as ‘white’ and people classified as ‘coloured’, was in place.
The Nerve Centre’s Creative Learning Centre team brings the Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme into schools giving students a unique opportunity to use fun ICT skills in the classroom in order to explore this year’s festival themes.
Special public screenings at Brunswick Moviebowl include I Am Not Your Negro, Indignation, and Lady MacBeth.