We’ve been proud to support the Respect Film Festival who are showing a fantastic range of films, around the issues of human rights: covering topics including Immigration, Asylum, Women’s Rights, War & Conflict, Mental Health, LGBT Rights, Workers Rights,Environmental Concerns, Healthcare, Austerity & Disability Issues.

Today there’s some fantastic screenings and workshops, both in Belfast and Armagh. Details below.

Ethics in Film Making Workshop with Professor Cahal Mc Laughlin

4pm- Falls Roads, Library- FREE

A panel discussion, in collaboration with the Documentary Research Centre at QuB, will address the responsibilities, dilemmas, risks and rewards of producing films that address human rights issues. Whether the concerns are representing the ’other’, sharing authority, informed consent, taking sides or attempting‘balance’, this seminar will use film examples as case studies in order to analyse and understand how filmmaking can be supportive while also risking harm. To book tickets -click here

Inside The Labyrinth- Trails of Hope and Error

5pm- St Mary’s University College- FREE

Inside the Labyrinth follows individuals from Tohono O’odham indigenous people, who contemplate the meaning of identity, indigenous sovereignty, immigration, borders and fear.

Trails of Hope explores the historical and economic reasons for the current immigration crisis in the US and how politicians have used this issue to garner votes. To book tickets -click here

Legacy Warnings!

5.30pm- Duncairn Cultural Centre- FREE

5 years after Fukushima and 30 years after Chernobyl and an entire continent plans its atom entry. Coming from Europe, Germany, where there is a big anti-nuclear movement and the government decided fading out nuclear energy after the Fukushima disaster happened, this documentary follows the question- which way will the African continent go – the radioactive or renewable way  To book tickets -click here

What is Political Cinema? Screening and Lecture-

7pm- Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich – Armagh £3

In the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, Des O’Rawe (QUB) explores the legacy of Soviet cinema, and how subsequent filmmakers have sought to create a cinema that combines social commitment with formal innovation. To book tickets -click here

Was Justice Done in Craigavon? Screening & Q&A

7pm- St Mary’s University College- FREE

The documentary highlights the questionable evidence that convicted Brendan Mc Conville and John Paul Wootton of the murder of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll in Craigavon, Co Armagh on 9 March 2009. The panel will include the men’s legal representatives, Darragh Mackin & John Finucane, and members of the Wooton and McConville families along with director, Peter Kearney. To book tickets -click here

I Don’t Like here: Mine is Different

7.30pm- Beanbag Cinema- FREE

Two shorts: Eli is a transgender teenager who continues to seeks his true nature despite constant disagreements with his father. Mine is Different gives a voice to the parents of LGBT children as they share their experiences of discovering their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity and of overcoming prejudice. To book tickets -click here

Family; Moriom; Ojalá

7.30pm- St Mary’s University College – Lecture Hall 1- 

In Family, a woman attempts to overcome years of denial and family cover-ups of the sexual abuse she endured as a child at the hands of her brother-in-law. Moriom is the story of a girl in Bangladesh, and the tragedy that changed her life.The final short, was shot in Havana, Cuba. With no dialogue this short drama portrays the machismo, the women, and the Cuban system. To book tickets -click here