Y Sŵn (12A) plus Two Short Films [relaxed screening]

Friday 28 April 1:00 pm
A unique and imaginative look at environment and language in Wales both historically and now. Main feature Y Sŵn, Short films She Sells Shellfish and Adra Ni Y Môr (Our Home The Sea)
Y Sŵn
Margaret Thatcher swept to power in 1979 with a manifesto that promised to establish a Welsh language television channel.  Months into her premiership, she reneged on her promise and sparked protests in Wales. Against a backdrop of civil disobedience, the iconic politician Gwynfor Evans vows to starve to death unless the government changes its mind. One of the most colourful chapters of modern Welsh history told in an imaginative and unique style.

A feature film directed by Lee Haven Jones and starring Mark Lewis Jones (Gangs of London & Keeping Faith), Siân Reese-Williams (Hidden & Line of Duty) and Rhodri Evan (Hinterland). 

[1hr 30] Subtitled in Welsh and English.


She Sells Shellfish

Shot in black and white super 8, written, directed and produced by Lily Tiger Tonkin-wells. With cast Carol Watts and Megan Haines.

She Sells Shellfish is a collage of two Welsh women’s lives with those of the archived past. A curious exploration of the female cockle gatherers of South Wales, and the surprising secret shellfish and seaweed hold for our oceans’ health.

Carol is a stall-holder in Swansea Market, whose life has always been in the cockle and laverbread business. Meg works on a regenerative ocean farm off the coast of St Davids, sustainably cultivating seaweeds and shellfish.

From the boat to the market stall, we learn that this historical connection between women, shellfish and seaweed in Wales also has positive environmental poignance.

Filmed in Marchnad Abertawe/ Swansea Market, Câr-y-Môr, Ty Ddewi, and Sir Benfro.

[13 minutes 6 seconds] In Welsh and English.


Adra Ni Y Môr (Our Home The Sea)

Written, directed and produced by Mared Rees. With cast Mared Rees, Marged Mair and Sian Reese-Williams.

Lara has built a life for her and her daughter, Magi, with the sea at its heart, lived and explored in their mother tongue. But as external forces push them ever closer to danger, their world begins to crumble around them.

The film is set in the context of the Welsh second homes crisis, and climate change driven coastal erosion on the North Welsh coast. It explores, through the protagonist’s crisis of identity, an experience of fear surrounding a loss of Welsh language.                   Filmed in Morfa Nevyn & Nefyn.

[10 mins 19 seconds] In Welsh with English subtitles.


£3.50, £2.50 children
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