Friday 25 February, 7pm
‘Made in Wales’ Q&A
Pre-recorded Q&A event on WOW’s Youtube Channel
Members of Ffilm Ifanc will be talking with filmmakers from the 'Made in Wales' selection, discussing the filmmaking process of the chosen films.
Mared Rees - Cystlltiad
Cysylltiad (Connection) is Welsh filmmaker Mared's debut film. Mared was delighted to be able to work with Sian Reese-Williams on the project, who was recently awarded Best Supporting Actress at the International Film Festival of Wales for her role.
Ffion Pritchard - Rhyl from Bygone Era
Ffion Pritchard is an artist & filmmaker, interested in how art can benefit society, be it through community-engaged art, art in healthcare, or the cathartic power of storytelling, humor, and entertainment.
Dan Thorburn - Salt Water Town
Dan Thorburn is an award winning writer and director from the North of England. Originally a painter, he studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art in London where he transitioned his practice into film, moved back to Manchester and founded the film collective Flat Cat Films.
Krystal S. Lowe - Daughters of the Sea
Krystal S. Lowe is a Bermuda-born, Wales-based writer and director whose films explore themes of intersectional identity, mental health and wellbeing, and empowerment to challenge herself and audiences toward introspection and social change.
Sunday 27 February, 7pm
King Car Q&A with director Renata Pinheiro
We are delighted to welcome director Renata Pinheiro to discuss with us her new film King Car, and to take any questions from the WOW audience.
Renata Pinheiro is an award-winning Brazilian film director and visual artist. She's known for her ability to build emotional narratives out of daring and vigorous constructions. With imagery and bold creativity, Renata's movies are taking one step ahead on the universality of visual language.
Tuesday 7 March, 6.30pm
'From Chaos to Hope: Radical Responses to the Anthropocene
Ecosinema at WOW 2022 invites an international panel to respond to the themes in our films, 'Reflection: A Walk with Water', 'Aya', and 'The Mushroom Speaks'.
Partnering with the Global Environments Network (GEN) — an international network of people dedicated to social and ecological justice, healing and planetary wellbeing — join us for this wide roving discussion and be a part of the conversation.
Thursday 10 March, 7pm
In Conversation with Elizabeth D. Costa and Lalita Krishna
Join us in conversation with Bangla Surf Girls director Elizabeth D. Costa and writer/producer Lalita Krishna to learn more about how they made their inspirational documentary, which documents the transformational effects of surfing on young women in Bangladesh.
A refreshing new talent from Bangladesh, Elizabeth D. Costa's skills in documenting intimate images are evident in her first feature documentary, Bangla Surf Girls.
Lalita Krishna's documentaries have been acclaimed for bringing important topics to the forefront, often acting as a catalyst for change. Passionate about diversity and inclusivity, her work reflects her strong belief in empowering local filmmakers for authentic storytelling.
Friday 11 March, 8.30pm
Q&A for Reflection: A Walk with Water
WOW is working in partnership with The Landworkers' Alliance, to host a Q&A session for Reflection: A walk with Water to talk about the issues raised in the film and solutions we can find within the sphere of agroecology.
The Landworkers' Alliance is a grassroots union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers with a mission to improve the livelihoods of their members and create a better food and land-use system for everyone. They work for a future where producers can work with dignity to earn a decent living and everyone can access local, healthy and affordable food, fuel and fibre – a food and land-use system based on agroecology and food sovereignty that furthers social and environmental justice.
Adam Thorogood is an LWA member in the Dyfi Valley where he has lived
for the last 16 years. He is co-owner of a 12 hectare woodland which is managed for timber and biodiversity using continuous cover forestry principles. He works for Coed Cadw (Woodland Trust Wales) advising on the restoration of ancient woodlands particularly temperate rainforests.
Roz Corbett is a market gardener and beekeeper. She previously worked at Taybank Growers Cooperative in Perthshire and is also a founder member of the Scottish Farm Land Trust. Roz is also studying part-time for a PhD with Aberdeen University and the James Hutton Institute, looking at
the community land ownership and new entrants in Scotland.