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

Aberfan - The Fight for Justice

The Aberfan disaster shocked the world. Immediately, people were demanding to know how and why it had happened. Within weeks, a tribunal of inquiry began hearing evidence. A cast of actors brings the tribunal to life, and presenter Huw Edwards looks back at the testimony given. Should warnings have been heeded? Who was to blame? The publicly owned National Coal Board and the government managed to add insult to injury as they refused local demands to remove the tips from above the village. Finally they gave in, but not without perpetrating another injustice on Aberfan that took decades to remedy.



Festival
Douglas 2017
Title
Aberfan - The Fight for Justice
Entry Category
Single Documentary
Produced By
Cynyrchiadau Alpha Productions
Production Partners
BBC, S4C
Broadcaster
BBC One