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A documentary on the importance of the arts as a tool for debate and change.
A modern take on intersectionality and feminism, from a black woman’s perspective.
One of the most powerful and moving performances in our 2018 festival was Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone, by British black actress and activist, Josette Bushell-Mingo, who brought the house down and audiences to their feet at The MAC. Audiences may recall a film crew. Well, footage from Josette’s visit to Belfast is part of this new documentary tracing the making and touring of Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone.
Follow Josette Bushell-Mingo (OBE) working with her internationally acclaimed set "A story about me and Nina" (Unity Theater UK / National Theatre Swe) where she intimately embodies her own artistry in relation to the American artist/activist, Nina Simone. The play is not a tribute to Nina Simone. Somewhat many visitors think and shockingly get to experience when confronted with past and ongoing issues of race and inequality.
Josette has consistently been driven to increase diversity in performing arts and culture, both in Great Britain and in Sweden where she works and lives.
You will also follow Josette as she starts an independent theatre company engaged in promoting stories of the diaspora.
By following Josette behind the scenes, on stage and rehearsals for her productions, mentoring/enabling younger talents we get to know what it's like working in a space where one isn’t the norm. How the arts enables tools for dealing with anger and rage.
This sneak premiere of CALL NINA!, is a co-production with Swedish National Television, SVT, and the director Lamin Daniel Jadama (Fonko, Story). Official release March, 2021.
Customers will receive link to event 30 mins prior to it starting.
Free event – donations welcome. For more information visit belfastinternationalartsfestival.com.
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