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Welsh school students to quiz actors at special Patagonia 150 event

9 April 2015

BAFTA Cymru launch series of celebratory film screenings across Wales

Sixth form students from South Wales will enjoy a rare chance to quiz four of Wales’ most successful actors at a ‘Patagonia 150’ event in Cardiff organised by the education charity Into Film and BAFTA Cymru, on Monday, April 13. 

Held to celebrate 150 years of the Welsh colony in Patagonia, the event will involve a screening of acclaimed Welsh feature Patagonia (2010) followed by a Q&A session with Matthew Rhys, Matthew Gravelle, Rhys Parry Jones and Nia Roberts.  The actors, all of whom appeared in the film, will talk about their careers and the future of the film industry in Wales, and share tips on how to get into the industry.   

The event is also the launch of a series of celebratory screening events across Wales coordinated by BAFTA Cymru and supported by Film Hub Wales.

Hannah Raybould, Director of BAFTA Cymru said “This is a fantastic opportunity for BAFTA Cymru, Into Film and the Patagonia 150 programme to celebrate the relationship between Wales and Argentina’s Welsh colony – Y Wladfa – through the medium of film. This special event, which is part of our year-round programme of 60+ events across Wales will launch a series which will offer schools, the public and our members a chance to watch Patagonia again and hear from the creative talent behind the film.

Our events will be held at locations with significance to the Patagonia story - at Neuadd Buddug, Bala; Galeri Caernarfon; Aberystwyth Arts Centre and a location in the South Wales valleys to be confirmed.

The event, in English and Welsh, will take place on Monday April 13 at Chapter Arts Cardiff.

Non Stevens at Into Film said "The event is part of Into Film’s ‘Behind-The-Scenes’ industry interaction programme which enables young people from all backgrounds to have access to a creative professionals whilst still at school - something which education experts regard as hugely valuable for raising aspirations and providing information about potential career opportunities.” 

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