The REstART Festival will start on 31/11 with the launch of all artworks (including the films) online: in this way, you will be able to enjoy the artworks and prepare to the virtual talks with the artists. In the evening, we will meet Peter Vermeersch (Belgium) presenting his personal reflections on justice, restoration and punishment, as presented in his book “Aantekeningen bij een moord”. On 1/12 we will talk with Sharon Daniel (USA) presenting her documentary “Inside the distance” with re-enactments about restorative justice encounters as described by victims, offenders and mediators. On 2/12 we will meet with the artists and mediators behind the film “A conversation” (Norway - Australia), based on a theatre play where two families meet, connected by the rape and murder of a young girl. The day will end with a talk with the protagonists of the film “The Meeting” (Ireland), based on the restorative justice meeting between Ailbhe Griffith and the man who, nine years earlier, subjected her to a horrific sexual assault. On 3/12 we will meet with the artist and monologist behind the JustUs performance (USA) on personal stories of racial iustice within the criminal justice system. On 4/12 we will meet with the director of the theatre play “La mirada del otro” (Spain) about the restorative encounters between ETA prisoners and the families of their victims. Finally, during the closing session of REstART the art director of the theatre play "Stronger" (Ireland) will engage into a discussion with other 4 artists.
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