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CAF 2022 SHORTS 6:

REEL/LIFE

Feel inspired by Reel/Life stories and delve into this programme of animated documentaries and films based on true events. The filmmakers in this programme use animation to shine a light on issues from around the world and moments through history, raising awareness through animated storytelling. From an account of the Hong Kong Riots to a history of the Chinese Exclusion Act, an autobiographical portrayal of living with autism to an intimate tale of childhood immigration, this selection is packed with touching tales and inspiring stories.

Gadewch i Bywyd/Go iawn eich ysbrydoli ac ymchwiliwch i'r rhaglen hon o raglenni dogfen wedi'u hanimeiddio a ffilmiau sy'n seiliedig ar ddigwyddiadau go iawn. Mae'r gwneuthurwyr ffilm yn y rhaglen hon yn defnyddio animeiddiad i daflu goleuni ar faterion o bob rhan o'r byd ac eiliadau trwy hanes, gan godi ymwybyddiaeth trwy adrodd storïau animeiddiedig. O hanes Terfysgoedd Hong Kong i hanes Deddf Eithrio Tsieineaidd, portread hunangofiannol o fyw gydag awtistiaeth i stori agos-atoch am fewnfudo plentyndod, mae'r detholiad hwn yn llawn o storïau teimladwy a storïau ysbrydoledig.

74mins, adv15+

(Wales) - Welsh Premiere

(UK) - UK Premiere

(World) - World Premiere 

(S) - Student Film

Thursday 7 April 2022
4:15pm | Chapter Cinema 2
£6 / £4 concessions
or free with a Festival Pass
Sunday 10 April 2022
4:45pm | Chapter Cinema 1
£6 / £4 concessions
or free with a Festival Pass
7-24 April 2022
Watch Anytime | Eventive (Online)
Pay-what-you-can or free with an
Online Pass
Sunday 17 April 2022
11am | Watch Party | Eventive (Online)
Pay-what-you-can or free with an
Online Pass
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NOMINO SUKUNE

Dir. Ryotaro Miyajima | Japan | 0:01:45 (UK) 

 

In ancient legend, "NOMINO SUKUNE" was the creator of Japanese Sumo wrestling. He also aborted the live human sacrifices in the tombs of the emperor and made terra-cotta clay sculptures instead.

STRANGE

Dir. Cameron Carr | United Kingdom | 0:02:49 (S) (Wales)

 

"Strange" is an autobiographical story told in a visual journal style, a glimpse into an autistic author’s life exploring friendship, trials and the use of unique coping strategies.

LIVE

Dir. Meg Dupont | United Kingdom | 0:05:00 (S)

A biographical 2D animation following the realisation of a missed opportunity to make a connection with a relative after attending their funeral digitally during the pandemic.

MY GRANDMOTHER IS AN EGG

Dir. Wu-Ching Chang | Taiwan | 0:08:07 (Wales) (S)

As a child, my grandmother was given as a future daughter-in-law. The film reflects women's oppression and struggles for freedom.

FREEDOM SWIMMER

Dir. Olivia Martin-McGuire | United Kingdom | 0:15:00 (Wales) (S)

The story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that parallels his granddaughter’s own quest for a new freedom.

PRINCE EDWARD 

Dir. Hoching Kwok | United Kingdom | 0:02:37 (S) (Wales)

 

A girl relives what had occurred on August 31st at Prince Edward station, Hong Kong.

TED-ED'' The dark history of the Chinese Exclusion Act''

Dir. Mohammad Babakoohi, Yijia Cao | United States | 0:05:57 (Wales)

In 1882, the United States Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first federal law that restricted immigration based explicitly on nationality.

BLOODY JACKBOOTS

Dir. Leila Ahang | Iran, Islamic Republic of | 0:01:00 (S) (Wales)

 

Iranians wakes up to demonstrate against the cruel. The Internet and news blackout, and the blood of over 1500 adult, teens and bystanders has been shed on the ground. This film tries to document and show one scene from this disaster to all people around the world.

CHECKPOINT

Dir. Jana Kattan | United Kingdom | 0:05:50 (Wales) (S) 

Set in the occupied territory of modern-day Palestine, known as the West Bank, Checkpoint follows 11-year-old Leila, who wakes up before dawn every morning to try to get to school on time.

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CHERRY BONE

Dir. Evgenia Gostrer | Germany | 0:17:35 (UK)  

Cherry Bone is a documentary animation and tells the story of a Russian-Jewish family that immigrates to Germany in the mid-90s.

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THE SEINE'S TEARS 

Dir. Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur | France | 0:08:49 (Wales) (S)  

17 October 1961, "Algerian workers" get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.