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BAFTA Debuts with Amma Asante at Chapter Arts Centre
July 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
On Wednesday 12th July, Chapter Arts Centre and the British Academy of Television and Arts in Wales will be hosting BAFTA award winning director Amma Asante at a Q+A at Chapter following a showing of her debut film, A Way of Life.
A Way of Life is a 2004 film by Amma Asante set in Wales about a fictional teenage mother called Leigh-Anne Williams who lives in a council flat in Cardiff. The film looks at motherhood, poverty and racism as some of its key themes and remains a powerful portrayal of Welsh life on film, firmly solidifying her reputation as a director.
Amma Asante is a British director who won the BAFTA Carl Forman award for a Way of Life in 2004. She has directed two films since, the historical romance Belle (2013) and A United Kingdom (2016) .
The event is being held as part of BAFTA’s Debut Film Tour, a celebration of the organisation’s 70th anniversary where BAFTA-winning debut feature films are shown across the United Kingdom. The event is a tribute to the film’s producer, Peter Edwards, who passed away in 2016. Pauline Burt, the CEO of Ffilm Cymru Wales will be hosting the live Q+A with Amma Asante. Tickets are £7.20 for adults, £5.10 for concessions.