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Available to screen – Sleep Furiously
31st July 2020 | 6:30 pm - 2nd August 2020 | 6:30 pm
2008, UK, 1hr 34mins, English, Cert U
Directed by Gideon Koppel
SDH subtitles available
31 July – 2 August: available to watch online
Friday 31 July, 6.30pm: communal viewing
Friday 31 July, 8:30pm: live Q&A with director Gideon Koppel, hosted by filmmaker Margaret Salmon
Gideon Koppel’s documentary offers a meditative study of the rhythms of life in a small farming community in mid-Wales, one to which Koppel has a long and personal connection.
Of the film Koppel has said ‘In a farming community, seasonal change and cyclical movements are very much part of life, in quite a visceral and practical way – much more so than measurements of time. So while filming, ritual, rhythm and cyclical movements were important to me and it was then a question of finding ways to translate those sensitivities to pictures and sounds.’
The film also depicts a way of life that is changing — the local school is about to close, bus services have been withdrawn, mechanisation is replacing the old ways, congregations are dwindling. Wider patterns of change point to uncertain futures for remote communities such as Trefeurig, but at no point does the film lose sight of the quiet power of individual encounters and routines, as we follow John Jones, for instance, patiently driving his mobile library through the village lanes.
Please join us for a live Q&A with Gideon, hosted by filmmaker Margaret Salmon, on Friday 31 July at 8:30pm.