Simon Pope’s film ‘Primary Agents of a Social World’.
This event features free refreshments and includes a discussion and Q&A after the screening. In attendance will be the filmaker Simon Pope and Mair and Hywel Francis.
Commissioned by the National Museum Wales, Primary Agents of a Social World is Simon Pope’s film about coal and community in South Wales, touring to four key venues across the coalfield this September. In the film a group of people, related to a large coal sample from the Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Wales collection, take a bus journey that follows the coal seam from Blaenavon to the north of Cardiff, picking people up along the way, and eventually meeting the coal sample itself in the Museum stores. The resulting film asks whether new types of community can be formed by tracing connections between this specific coal specimen and those whose lives it may have transformed.