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Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival: Ireland
October 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival (DIFF) bring stories from various places around the world to us right here at Queen’s University. The SGPS Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival and the World Link program at QUIC have come together to bring the second edition of our annual film festival for graduate students, staff, and faculty promoting diversity and inclusion at Queen’s campus. The festival will be spread over several days, each evening includes a film screening from a featured country, and the screening will be accompanied by food, music and facilitated discussions from local and international students. Come join us in celebrating the diverse voices on our campus as graduate students from all over can come to together to tell and listen to stories.
We’ll be starting the festival off on Monday, October 15th, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm with an evening exploring Irish culture in the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC). We’ll be watching “The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)” (check it out on imdb here). Enjoy the movie but also a performance by Harp of Tara – an Irish music an dance group, and a ‘cuppa tea’ with some biscuits and cookies.
Movie Details: This movie takes you to Ireland and exposes you to the long tradition of Irish music, culture and life. John Joe (Bernard Hill) and his traditional Celtic folk band are ready to defend their championship at County Clare’s annual All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition when his prodigal brother, Jimmy (Colm Meaney), returns home from Liverpool with his new band.
Facilitators: Irish group (Harp of Tara), Ita McConnell (QUIC staff member from Ireland) and Dr. Ruth Wehlau (Adjunct Professor at Queen’s researching on Irish Gaelic)
Also keep your eyes peeled for upcoming DIFF evenings, the next one being held on October 22nd at QUIC with more good food, conversation and another exciting movie!