2013 Intercultural & Anti Racism Festival launches

2013 Intercultural & Anti Racism Festival launches

Nerve Centre’s Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival launches with a Special Preview screening of DreamWorks latest animated feature THE CROODS 3D. Local schools St. Paul’s Primary School and Belmont Special School attended a packed screening at Brunswick Moviebowl. 

The programme launch on 21 March coincides with the official UN International Day Against Racial Discrimination, a date chosen to mark the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1960.

Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival takes places from Thursday 21-Wednesday 27 March and offers primary, post-primary schools, colleges, universities, community groups, and the general public, a programme of international films, documentaries, presentations, workshops, and outreach screenings, exploring the themes and issues involved. View the full programme below:

This event is aimed at raising awareness around issues such as racism, discrimination and harassment - including racist bullying. It seeks to educate children, young people, and the wider public, to accept, value, and embrace diversity in all its forms - whether race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, the poor, migrants, minorities, those with physical disabilities - as well as encouraging awareness of local and global issues like war, human rights abuses, and the environment. The long-term objectives and outcomes of the Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme are to promote tolerance and inclusion.

The programme showcases feature films, short films and documentaries from around the world in an effort to bring different landscapes, languages, beliefs, and cultures into the classroom. The objectives of this diverse programme of educational events are to broaden children¹s and young people’s cultural awareness, literacy skills and cine-literacy abilities.

In additional to the full programme of events aimed at schools and colleges, the festival also offers nightly screenings at Nerve Centre Cinema targeted at the general public.

As well as the full programme of events taking place in Derry/Londonderry, the Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival 2013 also incorporates free outreach screenings for primary and post-primary schools and the general public in the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, which are being funded by Omagh District Council. Additionally, free outreach screenings for all schools in the Strabane  area are being funded by Strabane District Council. The programme also features a free programme of screenings for schools and the general public in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.

The Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City Council. Venue Partner is Brunswick Moviebowl.

For further information please contact the festival office: 028 71373456 or 71260562. 

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