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. Details below.

Guerrilla Filmmaking Masterclass with Seán Murray

4pm- Falls Road Library-FREE

Belfast based filmmaker Seán Murray will take you through the processes of filmmaking on a small budget. Get tickets here:

Y; Echoes

5pm-St Mary’s University College – FREE

Laura is a self-confident young woman, a member of ‘Generation Y’. Spoilt for choice by life’s  options, Laura has lost track of her own aims and ideals. One night she meets Safi, who has fled her homeland. Echoes takes place as. Hungary, Serbia and Macedonia close their border to thousands of people running away from their countries, breaking an ancient migration route known as the ‘Balkan route’. Get Tickets here:

Grassroots: The Cannabis Revolution and Q&A

5pm-Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich, – FREE

A feature-length documentary exploring the medicinal use of cannabis, the patients involved & the campaign to change UK law. Get Tickets here:

The Nurse; Beyond the Mask: The Road to San Marcos Avilés

7.30pm-St Mary’s University College – Lecture Hall 2- FREE

The story of an unusual friendship between Kerem, a revolutionary on a death fast, and Leyla, a nurse who tries to cope with her extra kilos and an unhappy marriage. Beyond The Mask is a look at the intense relationship of the small & divided Indigenous community of San Marcos Avilés, Mexico. Get Tickets here:

All Love Schmidt (incl Q&A)

6.30pm-St Mary’s University College – Lecture Hall 1- FREE

A documentary about Bruno Schmidt, 51 years old and a passionate bicyclist, but who also has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – an incurable disease. Q&A – Director Lars Pape and Co-Director Holger Schulman. Get Tickets here:

In Dialogue

7pm- Townsend St. Presbyterian Church – FREE

Chávez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (A Case Study of Politics and the MediaScreening & Lecture

7pm – Glór na Móna – Hall- FREE

A  powerful and dramatic film about the charismatic and controversial Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez , charting the seven-month run-up to the dramatic attempt to overthrow him in April 2002 and providing an eyewitness account of the coup d’etat and the extraordinary return to power of Chávez some 48 hours later. Get Tickets here:

Hot Men, Cold Dictatorships

7pm- Beanbag Cinema- £3

Four young Hungarian gay men explore the personal dramas of elderly gay men who lived in Communist Hungary. Has the situation of gay men improved since the fall of communism or is homophobia is even worse today? Get Tickets here:

Gaza: A Gaping Wound; Firefighters Under Occupation and Q&A

7pm St Mary’s University College – Lecture Hall – FREE

A documentary about Palestinian firefighters working in the occupied West Bank. Gaza: A Gaping Wound tells the stories of some of the families from the Gaza Strip whose lives were shattered during the Israeli military offensive in 2014. Get Tickets here:

Find out more about the festival at www.respectfilmfest.com