As the first month of 2020 draws to a close sn important event os to take place, one of profound importance to this island and in particular to a special city on the cusp of a barren wilderness - no not that one. In so far as possible we here at CJI we refuse to acknowledge the "B-word". Instead, we would like to turn the attention of the reader to the wonderful news that from 30th January Tides, a mesmerising work of wondrous creativity, a visual delight which tells the story of the river Foyle in Derry. The film is the work of one time Derry resident Alessandro Negrini whose imagination has made an art form out of this unique piece of water. At a screening in London last year Negrini said of his film, "I hope that my film continues to infect people with the desire to listen to their forgotten dreams: to resurrect what they have put away in drawers years ago and forgotten about. I hope that in my own poetic way I have helped to tell the story of some of the things that have been put in those drawers, that I have resurrected forgotten dreams for people."
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