Next Chapter Newry is organising a screening of five short documentaries about South Armagh women as part of the HERstory Festival. The screening is taking place at Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry, at 7pm on Monday 3rd February.
‘Changing the Narrative’ comprises of five shorts celebrating women’s roles in rural South Armagh and the rich traditions, stunning landscape, and heritage in the area. The films also challenges the narrative so commonly associated with South Armagh: as a paramilitary stronghold during the Troubles.
The films were made by 24 participants, aged 13 to 60s, for ‘Women in the Archives’, an engagement programme led by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Nerve Centre in partnership with the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in 2019.
Women in the Archives is one of the strands of the Making the Future project which is supported by EU Peace IV and managed by SEUPB.
- Voices of Gullion – An exploration of language, song tradition and South Armagh’s stunning landscape.
- The Threads That Bind Us – An Insight into the rich tradition of lace-making and the pieces that bind women together across generations.
- Breaking The Mould– Meet some of the women and girls involved in a variety of sports, such as camogie, netball, hill walking and football.
- Women in Farming – Three farmers from different generations discuss the past, present and future of farming.
- ROGHA – Meet ROGHA, a collective of hand crafters and artists whose work is inspired by the unique heritage and majesty of the Ring of Gullion
For more details click on Eventbrite link below.