She Sells Shellfish

© Lily Tiger Tonkin-Wells
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Shot in black and white super 8, She Sells Shellfish is a collage of two Welsh women’s lives with those of the archived past. A curious exploration of the female cockle gatherers of South Wales, and the surprising secret shellfish and seaweed hold for our oceans’ health. Carol is a stall-holder in Swansea Market, whose life has always been in the cockle and laverbread business. Meg works on a regenerative ocean farm off the coast of St Davids, sustainably cultivating seaweeds and shellfish. From the boat to the market stall, we learn that this historical connection between women, shellfish and seaweed in Wales also has positive environmental poignance.

Welsh Connections

Director / Producer / Writer: Lily Tiger Tonkin-Wells
Cast: Carol Watts, Megan Haines
Locations: Marchnad Abertawe/ Swansea Market, Câr-y-Môr, Ty Ddewi, Sir Benfro
Funding: Commissioned by WOW Film Festival

Technical Details

Length: 13 minutes 6 seconds
Language: English, Welsh
Certificate: Uncertified
Format: DCP, MOV/MP4


Date: 28th March 2023 (premiere at WOW Film Festival)

Rightsholders / Booking Contacts: Lily Tiger Tonkin-Wells / WOW Film Festival