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We're Still Here community films available to watch

These films came out of a collaborative project between National Theatre Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales, which supported a programme of community film education to accompany We’re Still Here.

National Theatre Wales’ latest show, created in co-production with Common Wealth, was a dynamic new piece of theatre focusing on the Port Talbot steelworks, one of the last heavy industries in Wales, which was threatened with closure in 2015.

Based on interviews with steelworkers, union representatives and the people of Port Talbot, We’re Still Here was a site-specific theatre performance. Dynamically staged in the disused Byass Works, it celebrated the unique spirit of the town. Six years after The Passion, We’re Still Here marked National Theatre Wales’ return to Port Talbot.

The three films below were supported through Ffilm Cymru Wales' Education Funding.


We’re Still Here: Behind the Scenes

This film documents and captures the collective community experience around the creative process undertaken during the development of We’re Still Here. It focuses on the community cast’s experience of being part of a major National Theatre Wales performance.



Steel Stories

This film was created with community members from Neath Port Talbot in partnership with Tai Tarian Housing Association and Neath Port Talbot College. Community members were interviewed about their memories of the Steel Industry and learnt skills in practical filmmaking through workshops in different film techniques.



 

Steel Town

This film was created with young people from DEWIS Supported Housing in Neath Port Talbot and was based on a poem written by Port Talbot resident Sally Jones. The young people gained skills in creating film poetry and other practical filmmaking skills.