Last night at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Welsh director Marc Evan’s premiered his new film Patagonia starring the Welsh-born-Hollywood-turned actor Matthew Rhys and Grammy Award winner Duffy.
The film is about the Welsh Colony, Y Wladfam in Patagonia, South America.
Interested in Patagonia?
Check out Clare Dudman’s A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees published in June 2010.
Impoverished and oppressed, they’d been promised paradise on earth: a land flowing with milk and honey. But what the settlers found after a devastating sea journey was a cold South American desert where nothing could survive except tribes of nomadic Tehuelche Indians, possibly intent on massacring them.
Silas James fears he has been tricked into sacrificing everything he loves for another man’s impossible dream. But despite his hatred of the politically adept Edwyn Owen, and under the watchful eye of Indian shaman Yelue, a new culture takes root as an old one passes away.
A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees is a lyrical and insightful evocation of the trials of the first Welsh Patagonian colonists as they battle to survive hunger, loss, and each other.