Merthyr Tydfil: The Movie

Young people from Merthyr Tydfil's Gurnos estate have joined forces with a production company to make 'Merthyr Views' - a short animated film about life in the Welsh Valleys.

Merthyr Views: An animated look at Valleys life

Youngsters from the Gurnos Estate in Merthyr Tydfil have attended their very own film premiere with their short animation 'Merthyr Views'.

The film, which focuses on life in the Welsh Valleys, aims to challenge stereotypes and change people's perceptions of the youngsters who live there.

The youngsters were involved in the whole film-making process, including writing lyrics for the background song.

Our reporter Nicola Hendy went along to watch the the film on the big screen.


New film made by youngsters from Merthyr's Gurnos Estate

Teenagers from the Gurnos Estate in Merthyr Tydfil have made a film about life growing up in Wales.

It follows the success of their award-winning short film, The Boxer, which tells the story of one man's experiences in Merthyr.

Members of the Forsythia Youth Project have been gathering experiences from a group of young people in the town to create their new film, Merthyr Views. It's a short, animated film about how young people see Welsh culture in Merthyr.

It will receive its premiere with a free screening at Merthyr's Vue cinema today at10am.