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Telling the Other Story

November 23, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This screening of the documentary Some Stories will show what happened when fifteen Birmingham teenagers met fifteen Limerick teenagers in 2018 to swap stories from one another’s lives. One year on, these teenagers will reunite onstage after the screening to reveal its impact.

In November 2018, 15 teenagers from Birmingham and 15 teenagers from Limerick were brought together to forge connections by telling each other’s stories. Amidst the endless talk of borders and backstops, of divisions and differences, the timing felt particularly apt.

The project was hosted by the global charity Narrative 4, which uses storytelling to break down barriers and foster ‘radical empathy’ around the world. The results were extremely moving, and both the British and Irish students came away feeling profoundly changed.

Now, one year on, some of those students will be reunited for the screening of Some Stories, which captures the magic of that weekend. Made by filmmakers from B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies, this inspirational documentary will be followed by a discussion and Q&A, during which the participants will reflect on the lasting impact of the project on their lives, as well as the importance of stories, now more than ever.

In partnership with

B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies; Narrative 4; The Electric Cinema

Contact email address

r.gilligan@bham.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 23
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telling-the-other-story-one-year-on-tickets-65931004409

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In November 2018, 15 Birmingham teenagers met 15 Limerick teenagers to share stories from one another’s lives. 12 months on, the documentary Some Stories will show the magic of that meeting, before the teenagers’ onstage reunion reveals its lasting impact.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
r.gilligan@bham.ac.uk
Event partners
B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies; Narrative 4; The Electric Cinema
Region
West Midlands
City/town
Birmingham
Accessibility information
Disabled access, including ground floor disabled facilities. If ramp is required on front steps, please inform venue in advance if possible.
Image copyright information
Rob Stone

Venue

The Electric Cinema
47–49 Station Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4DY United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Disabled access, including ground floor disabled facilities. If ramp is required on front steps, please inform venue in advance if possible.
Phone:
01216437879
Website:
https://www.theelectric.co.uk/