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Augusto Boal in Belfast

Brazilian director, writer and activist.

This film was supported by Fernhill House Museum, Ballymacarrett Arts & Cultural Society, Prisoners Aid in East Belfast, An Cultúrlann and Phoenix Drama Society. An extraordinary day in the life of the Brazilia...

Paul Gallagher

Surviving a shooting

Marie Breen-Smyth the Associated Dean International at the University of Surrey talks to Paul Gallagher about his injury and it affected his life and future and how he has came to terms with it. On the 6th January ...

WRDA Lectures – Baroness May Blood

Factory floor to the House of Lords

The inaugural lecture of the Anna Eggert lecture series, organised by the WRDA.  Baroness May Blood was the speaker for the afternoon and delivered a biographical lecture entitled “From the factory floor to the House ...

John McNally

1952 Olympics boxer from the Loney

John was born in the Pound Loney, West Belfast in 1932.  He remembers a close, friendly community: “The people were great, they all looked after each other, there were no locks on doors, people just walked in and out,...

D’imigh Sin agus Tháinig Seo

Celebrating Séamus Mac Seáin.

"Tá an leabhar seo fada ag teacht, agus is maith ann é mar bhí baint ag Séamus Mac Seáin le gach fiontar Gaeilge i mBéal Feirste ag dul siar daichead agus níos mó blianta." Labhraímid le cairde, comrádaithe a...

Gaelscoil na Móna: Cur chuige úr / A new approach

Primary education in Turf Lodge.

A film made with the staff and parents of Gaelscoil na Móna, an innovative Irish language primary school in Turf Lodge. Gaelscoil na Móna prides itself on community values and here we explore their approach to educ...

The Arts Revisited: Community Arts in Northern Ireland

The growth of community arts.

This film documents the phenomenal growth of community arts, a movement, which continues to be a real success story for Belfast. The film captures the enthusiasm of the thousands of people who take part and demonstrat...

Conway Mill Workers

Memories of Conway Mill.

Former mill worker Lily McCurdy takes a tour of her former workplace, Conway Mill with Sean McCaffery and Jimmy Keenan from the radio programme Afternoon Delight. Lily relives her memories from her time working in ...

Conway Mill: The Realisation of a Dream

Regeneration in West Belfast.

After many years of overcoming hurdles and struggling to raise funds, the £5m Conway Mill restoration was finally launched at a gala gathering. The Mill is aimed at promoting social/economic regeneration, job creat...

A Rose By Any Other Name

The lives of Grace and Turlough.

This film is subtitled Amharcann Rós In Aon Ainm Eile, clár faisnéise, ar saol Grace McDonald agus Turlough Lavery, beirt phaiste le dhá riachtanais speisialta iontach difriúla agus taithí s'acu ar scoil phrí...

Interfaces 4

The interfaces of Belfast. Pt. 4.

Part four in a four part series on Interfaces in Belfast. This final episode examines the issues of investment and regeneration in Interface areas. With the Assembly established, politicians and community worker...

Roisin McGlone

Life as a Falls community worker

“The Troubles began at the time we moved up to Andersonstown from the Falls Road.  My lasting memory is the raids, whenever the army and police came. This would be before Ulsterisation. They closed off streets and sea...

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