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Allan LEONARD Writer & Photographer. Co-founder and editor of Shared Future News, which reports on peacebuilding in Northern Ireland. Co-founder and editor of FactCheckNI, Northern Ireland’s first fact-checking service. Co-founder and secretary of FCT Belfast, a local member of the Forum for Cities in Transition, which is an international network of local government, business, and civil society representatives assisting each other with peacemaking. I also contribute to Northern Slant and Slugger O’Toole.

What does ‘unite’ mean to you? Culture Night Belfast

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What does ‘unite’ mean to you? Culture Night Belfast
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
24 September 2010

As part of Culture Night Belfast, which was supported by the Unite against Hate campaign, Moochin Photoman took some distinctive portrait photographs using a ‘Through the Viewfinder’ technique.

I asked those who were photographed, “What does ‘unite’ mean to you?”

Several days later, at the Dark Horse, John “Moochin” Boucher displayed prints of his photos. It was fun recognise individuals as they came in to collect their photos.

Meanwhile, I put together two videos.

The edited version is just under four minutes. Spoken replies are replaced with visual keywords. And the background soundtrack is Peter Corry’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror”:

The full video is near 20 minutes, and includes video clips of the varied and interesting answers to that important question:

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Allan LEONARD Writer & Photographer. Co-founder and editor of Shared Future News, which reports on peacebuilding in Northern Ireland. Co-founder and editor of FactCheckNI, Northern Ireland’s first fact-checking service. Co-founder and secretary of FCT Belfast, a local member of the Forum for Cities in Transition, which is an international network of local government, business, and civil society representatives assisting each other with peacemaking. I also contribute to Northern Slant and Slugger O’Toole.
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