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Sleep Furiously

Synopsis
A documentary set in Trefeurig, a hill-farming community in mid Wales. It is a landscape that is changing rapidly as small-scale agriculture, which characterised the area, is disappearing and the last generation who inhabited a pre-mechanised world is dying out. What was once a community cut off from the world has now learned to adapt to modern times but some of the old traditions and values remain: perhaps most noticeable is the sense of rhythm and pace to life and the strong sense of community amongst the inhabitants. The bond between people has perhaps grown out of the centuries of hardship endured by the farmers and miners who struggled to survive in the austere and isolated landscape. And perhaps it is also a response to that adversity which has generated an extraordinary sense of humanity which typically teeters between the tragic and the comic.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Subjects
Anthropology; Social Studies; Geography
Keywords
agricultural workers; communities; local history; social change; social geography; Wales

Credits

Director
Gideon Koppel

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£6.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Drakes Avenue

Web
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Phone
020 7436 8001
Address
c/o Verve Pictures
Kenilworth House
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London
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