#DouglassWeek: Black, Northern Irish and Proud + The Rise of Hip-Hop in Northern Ireland

BBFC Rating#DouglassWeek: Black, Northern Irish and Proud + The Rise of Hip-Hop in Northern Ireland

Showing: 15 April 2024

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Mon 15 Apr 2024

CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Lindsay Dube & Tolu Ogunware
Running Time1HR 14MINS
Extra InfoRecommended 15+
SeasonDouglassWeek

A double bill featuring two short documentaries screening as part of #DouglassWeek, an event series celebrating the work and life of abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. This screening will be introduced by the films' producer, Lindsay Dube.

BLACK, NORTHERN IRISH AND PROUD (UK, 2022, 29 mins)

Exploring what it means to be black in Northern Ireland through first-hand accounts of some of those who live here. The participants offer frank and honest opinions on topics such as identity, diversity, green and orange politics, racism, black pride and a shared future.

THE RISE OF HIP-HOP IN NORTHERN IRELAND (UK, 2023, 45 mins)

Originally screened at QFT in November 2023, this is a new cut of Tolu Ogunware’s documentary which unravels the burgeoning hip-hop scene in Northern Ireland. DJ Longers interviews artists and music influencers to understand the challenges they face in pursuing a career in these relatively new and unfamiliar genres.

The fourth annual #DouglassWeek takes place in Belfast from 14-20 April 2024, highlighting the legacy of Frederick Douglass, and the impact of his life and work on issues such as identity, race and equal rights.

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