WOW “Wales One World” Film Festival – Taliesin Arts Centre from Monday 3 – Wednesday 5 April
WOW “Wales One World” Film Festival returns to Taliesin Arts Centre – Monday 3rd April to Wednesday 5 April with a wonderful celebration of the diversity of global filmmaking.
Rhowan Alleyne, the Festival’s PR, told Swansea News Network about the programme.
There are films from Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Palestine and Finland and three brilliant and enlightening documentaries.
To help you begin to make a choice, Swansea News Network highlights just some of the films on offer. For the full programme and booking please visit Wales One World Film Festival.
The Colours of the Mountain (15) – What do you do, as a child, when your football lands in a minefield. A poignant portrait of life in the shadow of conflict set in the lush, breathtakingly green Colombian mountains.
Neruda (15) – Fuses history, legend, and fiction. A fascinating examination of how we create the story of our own lives – particularly if you are a vain self-publicist like the Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda.
Tomorrow (Demain) (15) – Inspiring and timely movie about the best ways to solve our ecological crisis. From the Bristol Pound to Detroit’s urban farms to Copenhagen where 70% of the energy consumed comes from non-fossil fuels. A feel good, feel active eco-doc.
Ambulance (15) – Extraordinary raw, first-person account of the last war in Gaza. Mohamed picks up his camera and joins an ambulance crew. A unique perspective on the heroism of the crew and suffering of ordinary Palestinians.
Shadow World ( 15) – Hard hitting look at global arms trade, the vast sums of money that are made and the corruption it creates. Based on Andrew Feinstein’s book, fascinating interviews reveal Britain’s central role. A compelling case is created. With better understanding, we can create a better future.
Rhowan told Swansea News Network, the festival includes some special events:
We’re delighted to be welcoming author Andrew Feinstein for a Q&A following the powerful and hopeful anti-arms trade documentary “Shadow World”, which is based on his book, on Monday 3 April.
On Tuesday 4 April, Palestinian director Mohamed Jabaly will join us for a Q&A after his extraordinary film “Ambulance” about the heroism of an ambulance crew during the last war in Gaza and the suffering of ordinary Palestinians trapped in a situation over which they have no control.
On Wednesday 5 April we have an uplifting, motivational eco-documentary “Tomorrow (Demain)” plus panel discussion with Helen Iles, Fern Smith and others to be confirmed.
The film festival is a great opportunity to gain a wide perspective on film makers across the world and gain perspective on a number of issues. It’s anot all hard hitting stuff either. There is even comedy.
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