As we begin to come out of the COVID pandemic and once more return to our most valued activity of returning to the dark rooms and enlightened screens of the cinema, we are delighted to welcome you to the Foyle Intercultural and Anti-Racism Festival 2022.
Foyle Film Intercultural and Anti-Racism Festival tackles a wide range of topics around discrimination, prejudice, human rights abuses, inequality, and environmental challenges.
The Festival will take place from Monday 28 March to Friday 29 April and offers a mix of educational programmes and public screenings.
Highlights this year include educational screenings of Encanto, Belfast, Clifford and The Tragedy of Macbeth. While public screenings include King Richard — the story of Richard Williams and his journey to lay the foundations for the future success of his daughters Venus and Serena Williams becoming two of the most famous names in sport, overcoming adversity and racial prejudice in the process. While in The First Wave, the essential story of how doctors and nurses dealt with the first outbreak and COVID-19 and the bravery and selflessness which provided the base for society to have the potential to overcome this pandemic.
Tina, as part of our Music in Screen strand, tells the story of music icon Tina Turner from her own perspective as she tells of her professional struggles and abusive personal relationship to reclaim her identity as one of the foremost musical acts of the latter part of the 20th Century. After Love, tells the story of a widow who after discovering her husband had held secrets which ask her to question her faith, and the very basis of her identity, embarks on a journey across national borders, languages and cultures.
Foyle Intercultural and Anti-Racism Festival is led by Nerve Centre and funded by Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.