National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional.
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Biography of a Blind Man
Blinded at 15, Michael has never sought the support of other blind people, preferring to mix with the sighted, despite the difficulties.
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About to leave school, Michael Price of Varteg lost his sight in a gun accident. This film traces his subsequent life which, as his voiced-over comments indicate, panned out not so very differently from the life he would have had anyway. Rather than becoming a miner like his brothers he found work at engineering factories in Cwmafon (Howards and Girlings). His great regret is never having seen the faces of his wife and son, both of whom feature in beautiful family footage.