BBFC RatingBFF '21: The Black Irish Onscreen

CertificateNot Rated
Running Time1HR
Extra InfoRecommended Age: 12+
SeasonBelfast Film Festival

Dr Zélie Asava discusses with Rose Baker her research and writing on screen visualisations of the black Irish, from the 1990s onwards.

This talk, with clips from the films, uncovers forgotten histories, challenges the perceived homogeneity of the nation, evaluates integration, and considers the future of the new Ireland.

This talk will cover the themes explored in her book The Black Irish Onscreen which examines the position of black and mixed-race characters in Irish film culture. By investigating key film and television productions from the 1990s to the present day, the author uncovers and interrogates concepts of Irish identity, history and nation.

Screening as part of the 21st Belfast Film Festival. Please note: all tickets are sold via the Belfast Film Festival box office. If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking: boxoffice@belfastfilmfestival.org.

For more information about the festival please visit belfastfilmfestival.org.

We're delighted to swing open the cinema door once more. You might like to read more about the measures we're taking to reduce the risk from COVID-19, including allocated seating. Find out more here. The screening will be sold at full capacity. If you have any questions, we've got a new range of FAQs here, and you can email us on qftmanager@qub.ac.uk.