WOW Film Festival 2024

'Creating Safer Space: Water Conflicts' Discussion

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Following the screening of the ‘Creating Safer Space: Water Conflicts’ short films, Prof. Berit Bliesemann de Guevara was joined by Aim King, Sarah Reisz, David Gillam, and Dr Marwan Darweish for a panel discussion. Aim King Aim King is the filmmaker of 'nodens,' a short film from Wales where they follow Afon Hafren from source to mouth, exploring what is both strange and familiar through walking with river ecologies. Berit Bliesemann de Guevara Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, PhD, is Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University and principal investigator of the international research network Creating Safer Space Sarah Reisz A lifelong activist and environmental campaigner, Sarah has lived in the Dyfi Valley all her life and has been involved in many local and national campaigns - including MADRYN (Against nuclear waste dumping), Greenham actions, stopping badger culling in Wales and currently, against the proliferation of Intensive Poultry Units throughout the borders and mid Wales. David Gillam David Gillam is the Founder of WOW Wales One World Film Festival. He's also a River Wye activist and has been actively involved in many campaigns aiming at sustainable solutions that can save the Wye. Dr Marwan Darweish Dr Marwan Darweish, whose research focuses on cultural heritage peace processes, conflict transformation and nonviolence resistance. Dr. Darweish carries extensive experience across the Middle East region and has a special interest in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, which will be addressed in one of the films shown.