Copies available at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
Good to see some press coverage after an amazing three day film festival hosted by Belfast Film Festival and Golden Thread Gallery that screened all five films I made for Invisible Barriers: Moving Images project with groups in Belfast.
Thank to the wonderful Anna Hailes who has been so supportive of Tapestry of Colours and my work. She wrote a fantastic article that features the Tapestry of Colours Education.
Love how she has linked the Giro D’Italia to my work!
This article appeared in Derry Post in March after the screening in Magherafelt. The following is an excerpt from the article…
“Speaking following the film, Sean Henry, Good Relations Officer for Magherafelt District council said that the choice of people in the film and their experiences was amazing. This film, he said can teach viewers about cultural diversity, in a way that no training course could.”
This appeared in Coleraine Times after the screening at the Flowerfield Arts Centre on 20 May 2013. The following is an excerpt from the interview…
The film featured personal and moving interviews with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, set against colourful and unusual festivals.
This article appeared in Londonderry Sentinel just before the screening at the Nerve Centre today. The following is an excerpt from the interview…
The film brings to the surface the fact that, despite different beliefs and practices of cultures, essentially, there are human stories that bypass geography, race, belief or culture and are commonly experienced by all.
“She believes that “the quest to find who you are and to have a sense of belonging is not unique to any particular culture. It is this sense of belonging that helps to create the desire to contribute positively to the society we live in”
It pretty much blew my mind reading this review on FREQ by Gary Parsons and such kind words about my vocals too:
“The album opens with “Lamentations” – soaring string-sounding synths build up beneath a beautiful vocal from Zhenia Mahdi-Nau, and the sound here is very reminiscent of Dead Can Dance as it conjures up the images of the ancient pagan temples clinging close to the cliff edges on Greek islands. Whether this is a lamentation to the crumbling state of these monuments or a lament for the rituals of old matters not, it is a powerful opener and one that casts a spell over the album…..“Acquiescence” closes the album, its breathless vocal chant bringing us back to the ancient temples where the sun is now setting casting deep its darkness until the stars begin to appear in the sky above like a shining carpet. Keyboards swell underneath an impassioned voice and we are left in its mood of sombre quiet as the music drifts off into the aether.
The album seems to tell a story (although it is certainly not a concept album) and bookended by two graceful tracks give the sense of the beginning and end of a journey. Was the album worth the seven year wait? I, for one, certainly think so.”