• Film Studies Program at Barnard College
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

Owen Sheers's The Green Hollow marks the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster. The film, produced by the BBC and Vox Pictures, describes the aftermath of a coal tip collapse in a Welsh village that killed over a hundred people, most of them children. This lyrical documentary is performed by a stellar cast of Wales's best-known acting talent, including Michael Sheen, Jonathan Pryce, Sian Phillips, Eve Myles and Iwan Rheon, with some contributions from the local community.

This will be the American premiere with Owen Sheers introducing the film. The screening will be followed by a Q&A With Sheers and guests.

"If British television makes anything better this year, it will be a surprise"

To read a piece Owen Sheers wrote for The Guardian on the making of The Green Hollow, click here.

  • Guest Speaker Owen Sheers Professor in Creativity Swansea University
  • Discussant Belinda McKeon Assistant Teaching Professor of Creative Writing Rutgers University