IF THESE WALLS COULD SPEAK!: MURAL PAINTING IN BELFAST

IF THESE WALLS COULD SPEAK!: MURAL PAINTING IN BELFAST

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1865
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Nancy E. du Plessis
    2001, 26 mins.
    Purchase: $210 Rental: $50



    This documentary examines the tradition of both the Catholic/Nationalist and Protestant/Loyalist communities in Northern Ireland of painting huge murals on building walls, both as a way to celebrate cultural heroes or commemorate significant historical events as well as to demarcate their respective neighborhoods. Mural artists from both sides of the political divide display and discuss their works, including the contemporary struggle to claim heroic and religious symbols, the paramilitary organizations which commission the works, and a nascent trend away from sectarian murals toward more cross-community themes, which are being painted by a new generation of "aerosol artists" who work with young people from both communities.

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    Festivals & Awards

    Prixe des Arts de la Rue/Muralisme, Festival International du Film d'Art et Pedagogique