Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

The Aberfan Young Wives' Club

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, this film looks at how the spirit of Aberfan has endured since 21st October 1966 when the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip killed 116 children and 28 adults. The story of the disaster and its aftermath is told through the eyes of seven women who are part of the Aberfan Young Wives Group. They came together in the depths of grief and have been meeting every week for the past 50 years. Many of the women speak for the first time about an event that changed their lives.

Douglas 2017
The Aberfan Young Wives' Club
Entry Category
Single Documentary
Produced By
Shiver Cymru
Jonathan Hill
Directed By
Marc Evans
Production Partners
ITV Cymru Wales - Shiver - ITV Studios