WOW has been celebrating the riches of world cinema since 2001, bringing an eclectic, intriguing, and moving selection of films from around the globe to cinemas across Wales. WOW presents a selection of the very best in world cinema – and sometimes a film from Wales too.
On Tuesday this week, there was a huge celebration for WOW Women's Film Club being awarded Big Lottery funding. The event was held at Chapter Arts Centre and was extremely well attended, with a passionate discussion and shared meal after the film (He Named Me Malala).
“It made me talk to people who I would not normally, in my small world, speak to” Cardiff resident, Oasis film night
“The film touch our hearts equally for both the natives and refugee. It was a film that has hope, courage, and determination” Asylum seeker from Eritrea, Oasis film night
We know too well the plight of refugees in recent months and tragic stories of people, including children, losing their lives trying to escape horrors at home. There has been an outpouring of support across Europe. But what does it mean for us in Cardiff, a city where refugees and asylum seekers are already part of our community? What connections can we make with communities on our doorstep?