This year’s participants are the Corrib Community Music Project from Headford and the Galway Rape Crisis Centre based in Galway City. Both groups have been working with Galway Film Centre facilitators, Paddy O’Connor and Alice McDowell to create two short documentaries that explore their communities, who they are and what they do.
Capturing the voices of six survivors of sexual violence, ‘Helping to Heal’ depicts the significant role that the services of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC) play in Galway City and the wider Galway community. In weaving together these personal stories and accounts, the film sheds light on how, through the support of the GRCC, survivors are able to reclaim their identities and embark on a journey of healing.
Corrib Community Music Project celebrates the rich musical talent of the Headford area and documents the creation of various musical schemes in Headford that includes the Headford Youth Orchestra, Headford Jazz Ensemble, Headford Youth Choir and the Cuana Quartet. Under the artistic guidance of Dr. Mairéad Berrill, this community of ground-breaking young composers and musical performers demonstrate their vibrant talent.
The ID Film Project is run annually by Galway Film Centre in partnership with Galway City Council and Galway County Council and the project enables community, social and voluntary groups to make their own documentary which encapsulates their traditions, spirit, lifestyle, views and culture. ID Film Projects documents a broad range of issues and Galway Film Centre has worked with over seventy community groups to develop their technical, practical and personal skills, in the area of documentary making, since 2000. The full archive of around seventy ID Films is now available to view at www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/id-films.
This screening of ID Projects 2015 is a free event and all are most welcome.