Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival
Nerve Centre’s annual Intercultural & Anti Racism Festival 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.
This annual event is aimed at raising awareness around issues such as racism, discrimination and harassment. 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 children's and young people’s cultural awareness, literacy skills and cine-literacy abilities.
The Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival is funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and by Derry City and Strabane District Council. Venue partner is Brunswick Moviebowl.