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Greenlit: The Green Hollow, BBC4

The Green Hollow (1 x 60′) –  A  film poem marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster when, on 21 October 1966, a coal slag tip slipped onto the village primary school and local houses, killing 116 children and 28 adults. It was an event which touched people around the world.

The Green Hollow is written by poet, novelist and playwright Owen Sheers drawing on interviews with the contemporary community about the village today, as well as survivors of the disaster and those who travelled from outside to help in its wake. It is the voice of Aberfan as it was before the disaster and how it is now.

The film uses verse, imagery and music to explore the identity of the village pre and post 1966. It aims to be both an embracing of the disaster’s legacy as well as a celebration of the strength of the community today.

Platform: BBC4

Producer: BBC Studios Wales / Vox Pictures


Source: BBC press release


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