Posts Tagged “Belfast Festival”

Gardens Speak – unearthing Syrian stories from beyond the grave #BelFest

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Gardens Speak – unearthing Syrian stories from beyond the grave #BelFest

I’m slowly walking back up Belfast’s Botanic Avenue at about a third of pace I would usually strike. There is earth under some of my fingernails. A to do list of a thousand and one things no longer seem so urgent. I’m preoccupied with the live of one young man who died near the beginning…

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

Rosemary Jenkinson’s new play Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, a Somali who flees the conflict of her home, yet becomes trapped in a different form of struggle. She becomes suffocated in the bureaucracy of the asylum system and her reliance on translation which is both frustrating…

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Walls – observing the cat and mouse game across three physical interfaces #BelFest

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Walls – observing the cat and mouse game across three physical interfaces #BelFest

Walls is a film that tells the story of people living on either side of three geopolitical interfaces: Mexico|USA, Morocco|Spain, and Zimbabwe|South Africa. We meet people trying to cross over, cross back, keep people in, keep people out, and those trying to save lives in the barren and exposed wastelands. We have a compulsion to erect…

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Film review – After Spring – life in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

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Film review – After Spring – life in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

“We can’t continue to treat this as a very temporary situation” After 4 years and 5,000 babies – some of whom have never left the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan – there’s an air of permanence to the temporary infrastructure that is now home to 80,000 Syrians (still only a tiny percentage of the estimated…

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The European Migration Crisis – drivers, flows, impacts and strategies [Thursday evening in Belfast]

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The European Migration Crisis – drivers, flows, impacts and strategies [Thursday evening in Belfast]

“Global displacement is a huge problem and has been for quite a while, but hasn’t really been on the radar.” Bath Spa University’s Dr Rebecca Schaaf is delivering a lecture on The European Migration Crisis in Belfast on Thursday evening as part of Belfast International Arts Festival’s World in Motion strand. With an academic background…

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World in Motion theme at heart of Belfast International Arts Festival (11-29 October)

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World in Motion theme at heart of Belfast International Arts Festival (11-29 October)

The Belfast International Arts Festival is about to enter its 54th year and one of the strands woven throughout its 2016 programme is World in Motion. This theme explores the human face of the migration crisis through film, theatre and word. The Queen’s Film Theatre is screening a short season of films: After Spring (following two refugee families in…

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