Foyle Film Festival | The Nerve Centre

09 April 2021

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Foyle Film Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival marks its 15th year with an expanded virtual programme of screenings, tackling a wide range of topics such as prejudice, human rights abuses, inequality, and the climate emergency.

Foyle Film Intercultural & Anti-Racism Festival is a project of the Nerve Centre, who are core funded by the Community Relations Council.

The festival will illuminate previously untold stories, as well as new voices in filmmaking and beyond.

Bernie McLaughlin, Foyle Film Festival director, said: "The Intercultural and Anti-Racism Festival has gone from strength to strength establishing itself as an important platform for exploring important topics such as racism, inequality, discrimination and homophobia. This year's festival is no exception with films screening from all over the world, and opportunities for the audience to engage with filmmakers and human rights campaigners in an effort to better understand the issues and challenges involved."

In its aim to give a fair representation of people from all walks of life, the Festival champions the stories of those in the LGBBTQI+ community. With screenings of the acclaimed dramatic feature Cicada, a powerful documentary exploring conversion therapy, Cured, and the joyful Drag Kids, the programme explores various dimensions of the LGBTQI+ experience.

The festival also shines a light on experiences of people of colour and those in the Global South. Already tipped for success at the Oscars, Minari will screen on the festival’s closing night, a tender and sweeping story which follows a Korean-American family in search of their own American Dream.

Now celebrating its 15th year, the Festival offers a challenging programme of events in an accessible, virtual format.

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