‘Paradiso’ director seeks Foyle stories

Filmmaker Alessandro Negrini wants to hear stories from people whose lives have been touched by the River Foyle. (270813JC9)
Filmmaker Alessandro Negrini wants to hear stories from people whose lives have been touched by the River Foyle. (270813JC9)
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The Derry-based Italian filmmaker behind the 2009 award-winning local film ‘Paradiso’ is working on a new film about the River Foyle and seeks stories from those whose lives are linked to the river.

Alessandro Negrini describes his new film ‘Tides’ as a “whimsical, magical, incomplete autobiography” of the river and a “visual letter to the city of Derry from its most silent citizen: the River Foyle”.

For the new film, funded by Culture Company and NI Screen, Alessandro is eager to hear from people whose lives were, or still are, linked to the River Foyle.

“For example, a fisherman, a worker of the Loughs Agency, a volunteer with Foyle Search & Rescue, an American sailor who decided to stay, a new immigrant to Derry. I’d like to hear stories from the people for whom the river was or still is a vital vein in their life,” he adds.

To share your stories of the River Foyle for this project, please contact Alessandro Negrini on 07518941670 or email alessandronegrini_2000@yahoo.com.