Roscommon Women’s Network brought integration to a whole new level as they hit the ‘big screen’ in C&Lplex recently. There was a hive of activity as crowds gathered from every corner of the globe, many hoping to get a glimpse of themselves on the big screen.
Maria Harris, Development Worker at Roscommon Women’s Network – who coordinate RWN’s 2018 Intercultural Programme – explained that the project started in late 2017. She said that through funding received from the Department of Integration and Roscommon County Council “we were able to meet in different places around the county, engaging with men, women and children from many different and diverse nationalities”.
“On the big screen we had project participants from all cultures living in the county who could sit back and reflect on the year’s activities viewed on the documentary produced by Mimar Media. The documentary includes interviews with participants from soccer, Irish dancing, drama, sports day, capoeira, BBQ, among others, including a full performance on Culture Night at the Roscommon Arts Centre”.
Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council Cllr. Ivan Connaughton and Cllrs. Orla Leyden and Valerie Byrne joined in with the celebrations.
Nora Fahy, Manager of RWN, thanked all who made this project possible and also congratulated all who took part in it.
* Snippets of the documentary can be seen on www.rwn.ie and rwn facebook page (call 094-9621690 for more information).