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A.S. - H*w Gr**n W*s M* V*ll** (Dr*ft 1)

In 1941 a film originally titled “The Slag”, beat “Citizen Kane” to win the Oscar for Best Picture. With a coal mine perched on a desert mountain painted black, an Irish director and the most outrageous collection of accents, a bowlderised script and the wrong colour flowers, the film helped shape Welsh stereotypes for a worldwide audience.

What went missing and why? What might we put back?  A.S. (Rosa Casado, Ffion Jones, John Rowley, Richard Huw Morgan) undertake a forensic Cultural Translation and Transcreation of that film stripped down to the bones and reassembled on the fly for a changed world...

Image: courtesy the artists

Image: courtesy the artists