Difference does not mean Division

Difference does not mean Division

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This short film presents and celebrates the vibrancy of languages and culture within the Irish community. This act is part of the Gorm Media initiative, which uncovers the importance of native languages and how they play a role in forming our culture and identity and the challenges that come with it. Members of second-generation migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and internationals will present themselves, a part of their culture, and a difficulty they face in one sentence in their language.

Gorm Media is a digital media platform that curates cultural common ground through curiosity, conversation and creativity. By distinguishing the difference from division, we aim to help young people critically think about social issues and unify different cultural communities through articles, education and information (curiosity), interviews with experts and our web show. Leading this mother tongues project is Dr Hala Jaber, the community arts lead with the Gorm Media. Dr Jaber is a Palestinian community musician. She has recently obtained her PhD Arts Practice (music) at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL, where she previously graduated from the MA Community Music programme. Her PhD research examined community music approaches and best practice when working with refugees and asylum seekers.

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Join us, as we celebrate Ireland’s rich artistic and linguistic diversity with plenty of thrilling events and workshops from dumpling making to clowning practices for all ages.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Mother Tongues Festival 2021