This week marks Fingal Inclusion Week, an initiative led by Fingal County Council and the Fingal Public Participation Network. Over 35 events will take place across the County of Fingal from Monday 16th November to Saturday 21st November, all of which are free to attend and open to all.
As part of Fingal Inclusion Week this year, the Bleeding Pig Film Festival in association with the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, are presenting a free online programme of short Irish films. These shorts are about shifting attitudes, highlighting gender and LGBT issues in Ireland, include comedy and drama alike, presenting different perspectives under a common theme- the importance of acceptance and inclusion.
The full selection of three quality short films will be available this Tuesday 17th November from 8.30pm – 9.15pm. This all-virtual event can be accessed free tomorrow HERE. A Q& A event will also broadcast live on the Bleeding Pig Film Festival and Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival Facebook Pages and viewers are welcome to get involved by commenting and asking questions. Writer Mairead Kiernan and actor Clare Harte will take part in this session, discussing their involvement with programmed films Eadrain Féin and The Shift and Lily respectively.
You can see more info about the shorts set to show below.
A son and his traditional Irish father in rural Ireland, struggle to find common ground after the son starts questioning his gender identity.
Lily – written and directed by Graham Cantwell (2016)
The story of a girl with a secret on the cusp of becoming a young woman.
The Shift-written by Mairead Kieran and directed by Megan K Fox ( 2018)
A female-centric comedy that dabbles in politics, gender, and everything in between.With three great shorts highlighting local talent and worthy topics, the stage is set for a great night of film in Fingal.
Fingal Inclusion Week aims to highlight the positive work that communities, agencies and other organisations are involved in to reduce social exclusion and poverty in Fingal, raise awareness of the barriers experienced by citizens of Fingal that lead to social exclusion and promote an understanding of inclusion in Fingal and celebrate diversity across the county. A full calendar of events taking place as part of the week is available HERE.