Pantglas


I shot this footage just under ten years ago, I was originally looking at the relationship my grandparents had with the harsh landscape of west Wales. The footage and project languished in my hard drive as I got distracted by other projects.

After my Grandfather’s sudden passing about two weeks ago, I decided to cathartically go back through the footage seeking solace in what I had shot of him and to hear his voice. This then turned into a re-edit resulting in this short poetic documentary, with music from Aphex Twin.

What I shot was probably the first thing I was actually relatively happy with from a purely film making point of view but it has now gained an extra level of poignancy and meaning not only of my Grandfather, but also a way of small scale farming life that he and my Grandmother championed which is much harder to find these days.

Filmed during November 2014.

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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