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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Redevelopment hits Pill (Pillgwenlly), an area of Newport. The haunting images and the melancholy, fluting music suggest change rarely happens without some regret.
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Haunting study of the changing face of Pill (Pillgwenlly), an area of Newport undergoing redevelopment. Delicate, fluting sounds accompany shots of the docks area, disused railways and factories and derelict housing which then give way to the sounds and images of change: demolition. Children still play in a street/playground and people of all ages go about their business in the town centre, but much of Pill has, for the time being, been emptied of life.