Aug 13, 2009

Announcement: Movie Premiere at Left Coast Eisteddfod Portland , Oregon

Hendy Productions

Dear Customer, So many of you who purchased the DVD “The Land of Your Fathers” asked to be kept informed of new films we produce.

We are proud to tell you that our latest film will be premiered at the Left Coast Eisteddfod in Portland, Oregon this August.

We thought you might like to know more about it and have a chance to pre-purchase your copy!

It’s called:

Cymru: Dau Arwr a Thrysorau

Wales: Two Heroes and Treasures

Written and directed by Ifan Huw Dafydd

Choice of commentary language, Welsh or English.

The aim of the DVD is to unashamedly show off the beauty of Wales, whilst at the same time giving you an insight into some of our Treasures and Heroes.

PDVD_000MADOG, our first hero. A visit to Dolwyddelan – the birthplace of Prince Madog – the discoverer of The Americas over 200 years before Columbus even set foot on a ship! We see the site of his birth and upbringing and follow his journey to Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, from where he departed for unknown lands in 1170.

PDVD_001LLANDDWYN ISLAND, an astoundingly beautiful location on the south western tip of Anglesey and the home of the patron saint of Welsh lovers – Dwynwen. It overlooks the Menai Straits and the mountains of Snowdonia on the mainland. A place you’ll definitely want to put on the itinerary for your next visit to the Land of Your Fathers!

PDVD_005THE GOWER and the search for the RED LADY OF PAVILAND. There’s far more to the Red Lady than meets the eye - she’s definitely no lady! But she does give us a chance to show you the gorgeous GOWER peninsula, visiting Langland Bay, Three Cliffs Bay, Oxwich Bay, Port Eynon, Goat’s Hole, Worm’s Head, Rosili, and Penclawdd.

PDVD_003THOMAS TELFORD’S FANTASTIC AQUEDUCT at FRONCYSYLLTE. Finished in 1805. An amazing feat of innovative engineering. In 2009 it was recognized as one of the wonders of the modern world when it joined the Great Wall of China as a World Heritage Site!. We also pay a quick visit to the home of the International Eisteddfod – Llangollen.

Cilmeri EnhanOur last hero is fittingly LLYWELYN THE LAST PRINCE OF WALES. We try to unravel the mystery that surrounds the last two days of his life. Was it treachery or chance? We visit Aberedw, the location of the enigmatic meeting that was to take place between him and Edward’s allies, the chase through the Powys countryside to the fateful dingle at Cilmeri, and finally the grave where his headless body lies in the emotion filled ruins of Abaty Cwm Hir.

Plus a bonus montage of photographs from around Wales set to Russell Sheppard
playing the song that’s close to every Welshman’s heart and guaranteed to bring on a bout of inconsolable Hiraeth – MYFANWY.

We also hope that the DVD will be a valuable resource for Welsh learners the World over. Whilst impossible to make exact translations from any language to another, care has been taken to make both language commentaries as close as possible. Welsh learners will be able to hear the Welsh commentary spoken by a native Welsh speaker, whilst having an English translation on the other channel.

Here's what one customer thought of the new DVD:

“I thought it was brilliant...educational...enjoyable history don't have to be Welsh to enjoy it. The music gave the right sort of atmosphere and the narrating was easy to understand and listen to...the video footage was breathtaking...I must travel around Wales more...didn't want to blink in case I missed anything. Every school in Wales should have one!” R.S. from Wales.

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Pob hwyl,

Ifan Huw Dafydd

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