Film club for women starts in Grangetown

23 March 2016

A series of cinema screenings for women in Grangetown is starting next Tuesday, to mark International Women’s Day.

The WOW Women’s Film Club has been running for more than 10 years at Chapter, showing some of the best in independent and world cinema to women from diverse communities across Cardiff.

The showing at the Samaj cultural centre in Mardy Street is open to all women, but the club is keen to target women from ethnic minorities and they are held in the daytime, helping those who have family commitments or may not be comfortable going out in the evenings.

The showings have attracted up to 120 women in the past and Bagdad Café will be the first of four films shown at the Samaj over the next year. Films will also be shown out in faith and community venues in other parts of the city.

 “We offer a creche and refreshments so it means it’s not just somewhere to see a film, but also to socialise, meet women from different cultures, and take a bit of time out!” says Rabab Gazoul, WOW film club coordinator.

The film will be shown on Tuesday 29th March (10am – £3.50/£5.50 entrance – cash only).

Bagdad Café is about an unlikely friendship between two women, who meet at the quirky and rather worse for wear Bagdad Cafe in the Mojave Desert. It’s funny, touching and uplifting.



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