“My aim in making Tapestry of Colours was to explore the perception of identity in Northern Ireland as it becomes progressively diverse, multifaceted, probed and challenged, often in unsettling ways. The film poses questions about attitudes toward identity and culture that are commonly asked not just in Northern Ireland but across Europe and in areas around the world where large migrations occur.
It is my hope that Tapestry of Colours will highlight the fact that, despite our differing beliefs and cultural practices, these differences ultimately direct, instruct and enrich our society. The quest to discover who we are, and to achieve a sense of belonging, is not unique to any particular culture. It is that sense of belonging that helps to create the desire to contribute positively to the society we live in.”