Saturday 23 March, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
In celebration of anime, a groundbreaking new accessible event for everyone and all ages. Abercon brings cosplay, an animation workshop, stalls and relaxed screenings of two brilliant anime, Mirai & Kiki's Delivery Service to Aberystwyth Arts Centre. In partnership with Mencap Ceredigion.
Ticket offer: £13 for a group of 4 (each film)
Tuesday 26 March, The Riverfront, Newport & Aberystwyth Arts Centre
With years of experience in narrative, commercial and documentary production Flore joined the core team at Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI), an internationally recognised research centre for documentary, in 2010. She is managing their various training initiatives and industry events, including the Edinburgh Pitch, and oversees the production of the flagship filmmaking program Bridging the Gap.
She is a tutor for creative documentary workshops, run by the Institute in collaboration with the British Council. These workshops have taken her to Libya, Palestine and Morocco, where she has exec-produced short documentaries directed by local filmmaking teams.
Flore has produced mid-length documentaries for UK broadcasters (BBC, STV) as well as short documentaries distributed in festivals internationally. FREEDOM FIELDS is her first feature documentary.
This year’s ‘Global-Rural’ theme encompasses many films that depict the impact of globalization on rural societies, as well as the rise of ‘rural cosmopolitanism’.
Sunday 24 March, 5pm
Global Rural: Encountering the Global Countryside
Professor Michael Woods explores the impact of the globalization of rural societies and the responses of rural communities to these changes.
Dr Francesca Fois will introduce the Sardinia case study and En Route film.
6.15pm En Route film
What does it feel like to trek overland across Africa, risk the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean and then find oneself stuck in limbo in the Sardinian countryside? This is the dilemma En Route explores with two groups of young African men who find life in Europe rather different from what they’d expected, focusing on the everyday life, the travel stories, the desires and aspirations of young migrants.
+ Q&A with the directors Gaetano Crivano and Margherita Pisano