In Dialogue | Respect Human Rights Festival
Townsend Presbyterian Church • Tuesday 07 March
Respect Human Rights Film Festival is holding a very special event on the 07 March.
The first is a screening of In Dialogue, a film which looks at how the conflict in the north of Ireland could be resolved if both sides started a dialogue.
Sira Abenoza, a university professor of philosophy in Barcelona, believes that most of society’s conflicts are caused by a lack of dialogue. In In Dialogue, Sira travels to Belfast to try and understand how a person can embrace violence in the pursuit of political goals, and what this means at a personal level and for the community – and the legacy that violent conflict leaves behind, years after violence has ended. For this, she brings together former activists from the IRA and loyalist paramilitary groups, a former soldier from the British army, and a former Ulster police officer to sit around the same table. Their open, intense exchanges are interwoven with testimony from victims, mediators and youngsters who never had to experience life during the Troubles – and who are the hope for the future.
After the film, a panel discussion will be chaired by Dr Anna Bryson from QUB and will include participants from the documentary.
The free event begins at 7pm, at Townsend Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 07 March.