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Title: Ysbryd y Mwynwyr - Spirit of the Miners
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The project has involved creating a 90 minute film script based on the story of remarkable and yet untold events at the Frongoch Lead Mine in 1900. The creation of this screenplay will be supported by TV industry professionals within Boomerang with a view to translating the script to the screen.
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It is a story of change, conflict and racial tensions brought about by the arrival of two hundred Italian miners to work at the Frongoch Mine near Pontrhydygroes. The script has been based on the true events at Frongoch, but would include a fictional element in respect of the storytelling and characterisation.

It is hoped that the script, in its completed form, will provide the basis for a tv drama, commissioned by Welsh and international broadcasters.

Ceredigion born writer, Caryl Lewis, was commissioned by Boomerang to write a feature length script.

Boomerang's Dafydd Llyr James said “The little known, but highly dramatic Frongoch story, is an ideal backdrop for a historical tv drama and we are very fortunate to have one of Wales' leading young writers working on the project”.

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