Saturday 23 March, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
At last Aberystwyth has it's own comicon convention!
Everyone is welcome!
This has been a dream of Mencap Ceredigion's members for many years. Please come and support it and help Abercon grow.
This is a partnership event between WOW Film Festival and Mencap Ceredigion. Suitable for everyone and all ages!
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
Saturday 23rd March, 5.30pm, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Dr Francesca Fois will give a talk on “Shamanism in Brazil” before the film, The Dead and the Others.
Francesca Fois is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Salford – Manchester from February 2018. Francesca’s doctoral research undertaken at Newcastle University explored alternative spaces such as intentional spiritual communities drawing upon ethnographic research. Since 2012, Francesca has been collaborating with Terra Mirim, a shamanic community located in Bahia, Brazil, and has organised a series of public events about sustainable communal living and shamanism in the UK and Italy with members of the community (https://www.xamam.org/t-en). Francesca has been supporting Terra Mirim environmental activism and their recent mobilisation against the construction of a landfill in a protected area of the Atlantic Forest in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador (Bahia).