Film screening on the making of the ‘Theatre of Witness’

The women involved in the Theatre of Witness performance 'The far Side of Revenge' pictured on stage at one of its many showings. (0705CD02)
The women involved in the Theatre of Witness performance 'The far Side of Revenge' pictured on stage at one of its many showings. (0705CD02)
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Later this month the Playhouse Theatre of Witness project will offer members of the public a chance to see a free screening of ‘The Far Side of Revenge’ - a powerful humanizing documentary about its work.

Shown as part of Community Relations Week on Tuesday 21st May it explores artistic director Teya Sepinuck’s engagement among a group of Northern Irish women from extraordinary backgrounds and histories.

The film, by local filmmaker Margo Harkin, brings insight into a process of creation of this groundbreaking type of theatre, where the pain of individual stories are counterbalanced by the joyful bond that deepens between the women over a nine-month period.

The film has already been screened at the Belfast, Dublin, and Chicago Film Festivals and received the Light In Motion Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Foyle Film Festival.

The documentary is also due to be screened on BBC NI later this year.

For more information about The Playhouse Theatre of Witness project contact Emma Stuart on (028)71268027 or emmastuart@derryplayhouse.co.uk, or visit www.theatreofwitness.org.

A full listing of Community Relations Week events can be found at www.nicrc.org.uk and at obtained from local libraries.