Panelgesprek ‘Het belang van de regionale film’
Thu 9 Nov • 10.00you
The year is 1979, the UK is being led by Margret Thatcher. But not everyone is happy with her political choices - especially the people of Wales are quite unsatisfied. Indeed, her promise to set up a Welsh television channel after the election had yet to be fulfilled. So when Thatcher reversed this promise after months, there is considerable protest in Wales. During this time of civil disobedience, politician Gwynfor Evans goes on hunger strike until Thatcher goes back on her promise.
Y Sŵn takes a critical look at these hectic times. Director Lee Haven Jones shows with his approach that he is not afraid to roll up his sleeves. With visualising his country's historically challenging moments, the subject remains relevant - because even today, people are still working hard to preserve and honour the Welsh language.
Slieker Film Groene Zaal