Donegal Intercultural Platform, Donegal Travellers Project, Building Intercultural Communities (BIC) present –
Launch of the Donegal Intercultural Arts Research Project Report and the screening of
Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell’s, Gaza and Sai Sankar’s, Sakura Pooka. Followed by Q&A
with Guest Speakers.
Time: Launch 5.30pm Film Programme 6.30pm – 8.45pm
This event is free but ticketed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 086.8580298 to R.S.V.P.
Developing an Intercultural Arts approach in Donegal
Over a period of six months from December to May last, a series of conversations and research was initiated by Donegal Intercultural Platform and Donegal County Council Arts Office, to develop a framework for Intercultural Arts for Donegal, from the perspective of the county’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities. The project brought a wide range of people together to share and develop opinions and priorities for their communities through meaningful dialogue and artistic expression. The outcomes, findings and recommendations of the project are outlined in the published Report which will be presented and launched on Culture Night.
Sakura Pooka – Directed by Sai Sankar (11 minutes)
The first Tamil short film made in Ireland. Shot against the backdrop of the beautiful Donegal landscape, Sakura Pooka is inspirational story on the choices we make based on the hints life gives us.
Gaza – Directed by Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell (92 minutes)
It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labeled as the world’s largest open-air prison, this is a beautiful portrait of everyday Gazan citizens, leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of perennial conflict.
Gaza depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it, painting a tender portrait of a beleaguered humanity.
Directors Garry Keane, Andrew Mcconnell
Producers Brendan Byrne, Paul Cadieux
Cast Manal Khalafawi, Karma Khaial, Ahmed Abu Alqoraan
Time: 5.30pm - 8.45pm
Genres: Film / Screening / Talk
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: Leckview Lane, Pddy Harte Road, Letterkenny
Phone: 086 8580298