Posted: Fri 11th Mar 2016

Olympic Medallist Screens Award-Winning Documentary At Cardiff Campus /
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 11th, 2016

Film students at the University of South Wales were invited to the screening of the BAFTA Cymru award-winning documentary, Looking for my Birth Mother. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It sees Olympic silver medallist sprinter Jamie Baulch embark on a marathon personal journey to find his biological mum. Given up for adoption in 1973, Jamie has decided now is the time to search for his birth mother. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The hour screening was followed by a Q&A session with producer by Connie Fisher (Winner of BBC talent contest, How do you solve a problem like Maria?) and director Justyn Jones. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Led through the process by social worker Gemma Williams, Jamie questions his own identity and seeks to find out whether his sporting talent, which led him to become a world champion, is down to nature or nurture. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Hannah Raybould, Director at BAFTA Cymru said, “The event was the third in a series of master-classes with BAFTA Cymru and BAFTA Games Award winners, coordinated by BAFTA Cymru to offer access to leading industry figures for those on University of South Wales creative industries courses.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As a charity, BAFTA aims to work with HE partners to offer advice and support from industry and create networking opportunities for those hoping to work in the burgeoning industry in Wales. University of South Wales is one of BAFTA Cymru’s key partners, offering a collaboration which benefits students, staff and graduates while supporting the charitable aims of the Academy.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Find out more about studying Film at the University of South Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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