#Belfast has been such a lesson on how ignorant we remain about current conflicts in any country not our own. Today the incredible Belfast Film Festival team took me on a tour of the painful and painfully alive history of Northern Ireland-- the walls stand, and in the cemetery, there's a wall underground to separate even the dead. But my guide, Sean, who was a prisoner during "the troubles" and part of the blanket protests in the 70s, remains optimistic: there's a new generation coming. Then the walls can come down.
I feel I've never been to a nation that reminded me this much of my own home. (This photo was taken from my room at #HotelEuropa , infamously, the most bombed hotel in the world)