Watermarks: Short Films on Water
Small World Theatre | Sunday 21st May | Doors: 6.00pm, Films start: 6.30pm
Free entry [donations welcome]
Four films, Four stories, One Planet. From Wales to Bangladesh these short films explore the experience of coastal communities and river dwellers against the backdrop of climate breakdown.
Watermarks is a social evening of films and conversation. You are invited to stay afterwards to share your responses and reflect on the entangled relationship of humans and water. How is your life intertwined with the water cycle, the rivers and seas of West Wales?
We would love you to bring a glass bottle of wild water - be it a sample of river, lake, sea, or any ‘wild water’ - and share your hopes and concerns for our watery planet.
After the films we will create a dedicated space to facilitate these conversations and an opportunity to listen.
Adra Ni, Y Môr (Our Home, the Sea) by Mared Rees is a drama. Lara has built a life her daughter, Magi, with the sea at its heart, lived and explored in their mother tongue. However external forces push them ever closer to danger and their world begins to crumble around them.
She Sells Shellfish by Lily Tiger Tonkin Wells (who grew up in St Dogmaels) is an experimental short shot in black and white super 8. A collage of two Welsh women’s lives mixed with those of the archived past. A curious exploration of the female cockle gatherers of South Wales and the secrets shellfish and seaweed hold for our oceans’ health.
Doprujhiri by Asma Beethe is an observational film about an indigenous Mru community living in the hillside area of Bangladesh who are facing unprecedented challenges as their ‘jhiri' (a creek spring) is losing its flow due to outside interference.
Latika by Samsul Islanm Shopon is set in a remote village on the banks of the river Chitra, Bangladesh, where families traditionally made a living by fishing with the aide of pet otters. Changes in climate and economic tides place immense pressure on this very old human-otter relationship.
Total film run time: 90 minutes
Funded by the British Council's International Collaboration Grants fund