Good Relations Week Resources

Good Relations Week Resources

Date: 10/09/2020 09:30

Digital Film Archive and Community Relations Council have worked together to select clips from the archive in order to celebrate Good Relations Week 2020 and create a resource for those working tp support good relations within and across communities.

Counterpoint: Ireland Fund (1988)

Two years after its establishment, presenter Brian Black examines the potential impact of the International Fund for Ireland, through a series of interviews with local businessmen. Combining funding from America, New Zealand and Canada and the European community, it was hoped that by supporting enterprises, grant aid could help to stabilise Northern Ireland through economic and community development and, ultimately, assist with the reconciliation of its divided community.

Highway: The Tall Ships (1991)

Harry Secombe meets young people from Belfast who are part of the crew on the tall ships, developing friendships and resilience as they sail. While learning more about Sailortown and its people, Secombe also meets Sam McAughtry and Walter Cronkite.

A Loving Look At Belfast Part 1 (1991)

Douglas Gageby, former editor of the Irish Times, explores his conflicting emotions about Belfast, his home town, and his connections to the city and its history. The programme includes a visit to his former family home on Alliance Avenue, which had been converted into a playscheme on the Ardoyne peace line.

Beyond the Troubles (1994)

Brian Keenan’s sensitive exploration of sectarian conflict and identity through thoughtful conversations with people like Glenn Patterson, Patsy McCooey, Rita Duffy and Maurice Hayes. Speaking about Northern Ireland, Keenan remarks: ‘It’s history appears so complex that it baffles the rest of the world. It baffles me sometimes too, although I seem to think about it every day.’

Counterpoint: Women Talking (1995)

This programme is a fascinating snapshot of its time. Hosted by Brian Black, with contributions from the likes of Monica McWilliams, Pearl Sagar and Alison Campbell, the female studio audience discusses the place and role of women in society.

Speak Your Piece (1996)

A show presented by John Kelly, compiled from footage taken from Channel 4 Schools Off The Walls series. Young people from Northern Ireland were brought together to discuss issues of identity, ideology, and the question that was on everyone's mind in 1996 - is there a way to build a lasting peace? The series was designed to support the cross-curricular themes of Education for Mutual Understanding and Cultural Heritage.

Pathways to Peace and Reconciliation Action Plan (1999)

In a segment of UTV Live, Trevor Birney reports from the Guildhall in Derry on the Pathways to Peace and Reconciliation Action Plan, a £4 million fund designed to help those most affected by violence, including dozens of voluntary and sports groups in the area and, controversially, two loyalist and two republican ex-prisoner groups.

A Sense of Belonging -Episode 1 (2005)

One of a series of programmes supported by the Community Relations Council, looking at the increasing ethnic diversity of Northern Ireland, with an emphasis on shared space. In this episode, Joe Mahon reports on the experiences and history of the Indian and Jewish communities in Northern Ireland.

Homelands to Townlands: Italian (2008)

The Homelands to Townlands series was supported by the Community Relations Council. In this episode, we meet Leo D'Agostino, a second-generation Italian living in Belfast. Through the use of photographs, home videos and interviews with the man himself, we start to understand Leo's multifaceted identity and how embedded Leo is in both the Italian and Northern Irish communities and cultures 

Homelands to Townlands: Jewish (2008)

In this episode, the viewer meets Melvin Goldberg, a second-generation Jew living in Belfast. The programme explores the struggles Melvin's family, and the Jewish community in general, have had to overcome in their efforts to settle and be accepted in Northern Ireland. 

Homelands to Townlands: Chinese (2008)

Now the largest ethnic minority in Northern Ireland, migration of Chinese nationals to Northern Ireland commenced in the 1960s and has continued unabated to the present day - even through The Troubles. In this episode, we meet Karen and Stella. Originally from Hong Kong, they came to Northern Ireland a number of years ago and proceeded to make new lives for themselves, settling and raising their families in the province.

Homelands to Townlands: Indian (2008)

In this episode, we are introduced to first and second-generation Indian communities settled in England and Northern Ireland, getting a sense of what life is like for them and how connected they feel to both their Indian and Northern Irish/British cultures. Featured in the programmed is Bobby Rao, a former professional cricketer for India and Ireland.

Homelands to Townlands: Newcomers (2008)

Experience what life is like for those who emigrate to Northern Ireland. In this episode, we meet Roma, a first-generation Filipino immigrant, now living in Northern Ireland. She describes the experiences that she, and many other Filipino emigrants have encountered, including a degree of discrimination. She also recounts day-to-day difficulties and her efforts to alleviate these difficulties, fostering a sense of belonging amongst her fellow emigrants, through an ethnic support group in her new hometown, Omagh.