This is the blog of the Wales One World film festival, providing the most insightful and informed comment, preview and interviews from the festival you can find - outside of cornering the directors in a Canton car park and demanding discursive enlightenment. But they’ve probably travelled far, so don’t do that.
Over the next few weeks, we will be previewing some of the festival’s much anticipated events; the live scored Turksib, the hugely popular Where Do We Go Now? and the demanding and driven agricultural documentary Think Global Act Rural, amongst others. Look out for interviews with the people behind the films, starting with an interview with the Festival’s founder and director and all round great chap, David Gillam. Most excitingly of all, we will be providing coverage of the festival - Reviews, pictures and audience reactions, all kicking off at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on March 18th onwards.
Our reviews are coming from the cultural enclave of our capital in Canton, but if you are attending the varied events in Aberystwyth or Mold, Swansea or Cardiff, Newport or Cardigan, we want to hear your views on WOW, on the films you’ve seen and why you chose to do so.
For the most up to date information and news on the festival, including film times, details of where to buy a coveted week long WOW passport and events related to the festival such as ethical food markets, bounce over to http://www.wowfilmfestival.com/
And if you can’t think why you’d like to go to WOW, just take some inspiration from Canton’s very own enchanting Ivor Novello -
A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant.
On those beautiful simplistic words, adieu.
Picture: Tales Of the Night, Dir. Michel Ocelot, showing @ Chapter Arts Centre, 24 & 25 March, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 24 March