Everything you ever wanted to know about American Foreign Policy...but were too terrorised to ask! Noam Chomsky is the outspoken critic of American foreign policy. In May 1993, Noam Chomsky was invited to Belfast to give a talk organised jointly by the West Belfast Economic Forum: http://www.wbef.org/ and the Centre For Research and Documentation. Noam details the thinking behind American foreign policy and shares his views on the current political situation in America in 1993, the Gulf War, Bush (the elder) and his former ally Saddam Hussein and the conflict in Yugoslavia. Further info from: http://www.chomsky.info/ More video on demand at northernvisions.org+ More details
St. Jude's Church on the Ormeau Road was a fitting venue for one of KOTJ's most enjoyable sessions to date. NI music legend Neil Hannon performed an intimate solo set for our cameras. A performance which included recent single 'Indie Disco' as well as the classic hit 'Our Mutual Friend'.+ More details
How a disparate group of young people got together in the time of Thatcher and urged others "don't accept your lot in life". Rediscover the A Centre, Giros, the Belfast Youth & Community Group, Warzine and the strands of the punk movement, which continued throughout the 1980s to build resources and non-sectarian space in Belfast city centre. The experiment lasted 17 years and contributed to building the foundations of the music industry in Northern Ireland.+ More details
with Fernhill House Museum, Ballymacarrett Arts & Cultural Society, Prisoners Aid in East Belfast, An Cultúrlann and Phoenix Drama Society. An extraordinary day in the life of the Brazilian theatre director, writer and political activist as he is taken on a whirlwind tour sampling Belfast life with all its contradictions, humour, and political diatribe spiced with Augusto's own story. Augusto Boal is the founding father of Theatre of the Oppressed. In 1971 he was arrested at the Arena Theatre and imprisoned for working in opposition to the military regime in Brazil. After his release he exiled himself to Argentina where he resided until 1976. His efforts to transform theatre influenced artists and organisations for social change around the world. His techniques are enthusiastically followed by a number of community drama groups in Belfast. (35 minutes) Plus an exclusive interview with Augusto Boal on the theory of theatre in a community context by Tom Magill. Full transcription of Augusto Boal interview available at http://www.northernvisions.org/boal.htm (40 minutes) In Memory of our friend Augusto Boal 1931-2009 More video on demand at northernvisions.org+ More details
Lisnasharragh will be remembered because George Best went there, and as this film shows it was the best school for George. But it was also the best school for many other pupils. We discover there were a great number of special things about this school including being one of the first in the country to introduce work experience. Designed to take 11+ failures, the dedicated staff tell how they strove to do their very best for each child. More video on demand at northernvisions.org+ More details
Against the backdrop of continuing violence and civilian deaths talks between the four main political parties are reconvened at Stormont. Under the banner of Radical Arts Theatre a group of artists created works to celebrate May Day in the Donegall Street area of Belfast: original compositions and recordings, theatrical backdrops, banners, visual art projects, installations, outdoor music events with street stalls, indoor poetry performances and video production were undertaken. Those taking part were Máighréad Medbh, Gerry McGovern, Vivien Burnside, Liam de Frinse, Benjamin Zephaniah, William Ennis, Michael Baker, Dave Hyndman, Tom Bevan and Mark Alexander+ More details
A look back to 1997 and the Food and Art Festival held to celebrate European Year Against Racism which offered 25,000 portions of home cooked food cuisine from more than 30 different cultures living in Belfast (China, Colombia, Holland, Hare Krishna, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Austria, Nigeria, Sudan, South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Croatia and Poland), dances and music from around the world (some for the very first time in Northern Ireland). See the spectacular display of traditional costumes and gain an insight from listening to people from a different traditional upbringing. More video on demand at northernvisions.org+ More details
NvTv gets on their bicycle and takes to the road, joining the Critical Mass movement in Belfast. Described as a chance meeting with no organiser or structure, the movement manifests itself as large groups of cyclists filling the road and taking it at their own pace to the dismay of some drivers.+ More details
Everything you ever wanted to know about American Foreign Policy...but were too terrorised to ask! Noam Chomsky is the outspoken critic of American foreign policy. In May 1993, Noam Chomsky was invited to Belfast to give a talk organised jointly by the West Belfast Economic Forum: wbef.org/ and the Centre For Research and Documentation. Noam details the thinking behind American foreign policy and shares his views on the current political situation in America in 1993, the Gulf War, Bush (the elder) and his former ally Saddam Hussein and the conflict in Yugoslavia. Further info from: chomsky.info/ More video on demand at northernvisions.org+ More details
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