With funding support from Trocáire and Concern, the seventh UCDVO Development Film Series will take place over five consecutive Monday evenings, starting the 28th January – 25th February. The series includes 5 high-quality feature documentary films on subjects relating to development and global justice issues. Each screening is followed by a guest speaker with an opportunity for discussion.
Syrian radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her friends are caught up in the euphoria of the 2011 Arab Spring. Camera in hand, these artists and activists take to the streets to protest Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and record their experiences. They talk about art and relationships as much as politics. But as they film themselves over the next several years, their hopes for a better future are tested by violence, imprisonment, and death.
Place: University College Dublin, UCD Cinema, Belfield, Dublin 4
Time: 6 pm
Price: Admission free but seat bookings required at email@example.com
Term II is just about to start so it is time to make some new friends in town. Join in for the biggest International get-together of the year at one of the top student venues in Dublin – Dicey`s Garden. The evening will start with just a bit of background music and nice conversation, socializing games and a few pints. Just the things you need after a full day of induction or flat viewings. There will be free burgers for the first 100 people to arrive. The private bar in the function room will be packed with draft beer/cider and bottles for just 2€. From 10 pm, the music will start in the whole club and you will be able to party with your new friends until 2:30 pm.
Place: Dicey’s Garden, 21-25 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Time: 7 pm
Price: Admission free before 8:45 pm, later 5 €
In 1938 Mussolini’s “Racial laws” entered into force, and the Italian people, who have not traditionally been anti-Semitic, were induced by fascist propaganda to accept the persecution of a minority that had been living peacefully in Italy for centuries. What made this possible? And how much do we know about that moment in history today?
1938 – Diversi sets out to describe what the implementation of those laws meant for Italian Jews and how the population, both Jewish and non-Jewish, reacted to racism and persecution. The film will show the articles, cartoons, comic strips and short films with which Jews were transformed in the space of a few months into diversi, or “different” people, and then into out-and-out enemies of the nation. Reputed scholars will help to look at this dramatic episode in a new light, one that can illuminate the decisive role played by the mass media in one of the most tragic examples of racial persecution in human history.
Place: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Price: Admission free, booking required