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Theophilus (Theo) Ogbhemhe: Clapping Hands

Premiering Saturday 17th of December at 5pm on The Orkney News YouTube channel is the next in the series of films ‘Orcadian Stories.’

Theophilus (Theo) Ogbhemhe is a teacher of religious, moral and philosophical studies at Kirkwall Grammar School.

He was the first winner of the Saroj Lal award for his pioneering spirit working against racism and discrimination through education and inclusivity.

He is also a founder of Orkney Oot Wi’ Racism .

In this interview Theo talks about his experiences living in Orkney, how his world-view was informed by his upbringing in Nigeria, and the challenges of fighting against discrimination. His message is powerful, positive and inspirational.

Filmed and edited by Martin Laird (https://www.youtube.com/@martin_s_laird) , researched by Fiona Grahame, and produced by Orkney News Ltd, ‘Orcadian Stories’ is a series of short filmed interviews of people who have played a part in creating a cultural legacy for the islands.

The films focus on individuals telling their stories.

The original theme music is by Eamonn Keyes. All the individuals filmed have contributed to the local community through their work which may be for art, music, film, communications, tradition, mental health, and wellbeing.

This film has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players. 

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