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WOW FILM FESTIVAL
FILM PROGRAMME 2024

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Mon 25/03, 5:00pm

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Taliesin Arts Centre: Wed 20/03, 5:00pm

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Pontio: Tue 12/03, 5:30pm
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In South Africa's Karoo, ancient Indigenous wisdom challenges high-tech science as the world's largest radio telescope emerges. Against the semi-desert’s backdrop...

 

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The Boy and the Heron

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Sat 23/03, 2:00pm

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Studio Ghibli’s fantastical journey about a young boy who follows a talking crane into a magical world is another masterpiece from Miyazaki. Oscar nominated.

 

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Itzia, Tango and Cacao

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Sun 24/03, 5.00pm

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Taliesin Arts Centre: Tue 19/03, 5:00pm

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Pontio: Thu 14/03, 2:00pm
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Itzia, a deaf woman, claims she can listen to a peculiar music that always comes from the same cardinal point: the south...

 

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Mighty Afrin: In the Time of Floods

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Tue 26/03, 5.30pm

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Taliesin Arts Centre: Mon 18/03, 5:00pm

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Pontio: Wed 13/03, 5.30pm
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On a disappearing mud island along the Brahmaputra river, a 12-year-old orphan prepares to leave the only world she has ever known in search for her estranged father...

 

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Omen (Augure)

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Wed 27/03, 5.30pm

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Koffi, a Congolese man from Belgium, confronts a chilly homecoming and ancestral shadows when visiting his hometown, Kinshasa. In Baloji's spellbinding directorial debut...

 

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Creating Safer Space: Water Conflicts

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Fri 22/03, 4.00pm

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These 3 groups of films explore rivers and the filmmakers relationships with them, the social / environmental problems that surround them, and our responses to this.

 

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City Of Wind

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Tue 26/03, 2.30pm

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Taliesin Arts Centre: Wed 20/3, 7.30pm

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From Mongolia's cinematic rural landscapes to urban life, the country’s Oscar entry for 2024 follows 17-year-old shaman Ze as he grapples with high school and ancestral duties in modern Ulaanbaatar...

 

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Flotacija

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Mon 25/03, 2.30pm

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In the heart of Eastern Serbia Dragan Markovic, a seasoned miner with a 
destiny entwined in ancient dragon-hunting traditions, delves into the 
depths of the unknown....

 

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Creating Safer Space: La Fiesta

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Wed 20/03, 10.00am BOOK NOW

A theatrical piece inspired by the findings of the research project “Art That Protects" and performed by Harlequin and the Jugglers in Medellín, Colombia.

 

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Numb

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Thu 28/03, 5.45pm
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In the enchanting microcosm of a kindergarten in Iran where boys and girls are still allowed to mix freely, six-year-old Roham navigates the clash between childhood innocence and the adult world...

 

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Tale of The Three Jewels

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Fri 22/03, 1.30pm 

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Pontio: Tue 12/03, 2:00pm
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The first full length feature film to be completely shot in the Gaza strip, shot during the Israeli military occupation in 1994...

 

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Creating Safer Space: Stories of Unarmed Civilian Protection

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Sun 24/03, 2.30pm 

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This series of films is about civilians harnessing the power of nonviolence to create safer spaces for a dignified life.

 

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Disco Boy

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Wed 27/03, 7.45pm

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Pontio: Wed 13/03, 8.15pm

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Mon 25/03, 2.30pm

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Four Daughters

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Thur 28/03, 7.45pm

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Pontio: Mon 11/03, 7.30pm & Wed 13/03, 2:00pm

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Things will never be the same for Olfa, a Tunisian woman and mother of four daughters. She’s oscillating between light and shadow since the day her two eldest daughters disappear....

 

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Mami Wata (12A)

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Fri 22/03, 7.45pm

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Mwldan: Sun 24/03, 6.45pm

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Taliesin Arts Centre: Mon 19/03, 7.30pm

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Pontio: Tue 12/03, 8.15pm

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Discontent brews as a village, shunning modernity, embraces a faith healer embodying the water spirit Mami Wata. Rejecting modern norms...

 

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Snow Leopard

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Mon 25/03, 7.45pm

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Taliesin Arts Centre: Tue 19/03, 7.30pm
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With his storytelling brilliance and wit, the late Pema Tseden creates his last visually stunning tapestry that encapsulates the mystical yet grounded realities of Tibetan life where modernity and tradition collapse...

 

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This Is Fracking

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Wed 27/03, 2.30pm
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Argentina's Patagonia is known for its landscapes and fruit production, but there’s also a hidden menace thriving...

 

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