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Actor Michael Sheen Attends UVAG meeting at The Blast Pontlottyn

September 24, 2014

Actor @michaelsheen attended @UVAG anti opencast meeting @theblast in Pontlottyn


On the 15th September 2014, Director and Producer for BBC Wales: Sian Roderick attended a United Valleys Action Group meeting meeting at The Blast Furnace in Pontlottyn.  Sian was interested in the group’s present (Anti -Opencast, Nant Llesg) and previous campaigns (Covanta – Anti-Incinerator – and Ffos- y Fran (Anti-Opencast), with a view to including the group in a documentary that she is making with Welsh Hollywood actor Michael Sheen.  The documentary is to commemorate 175 years since the introduction of The Chartists’ Movement in Wales.  Michael spoke openly of his disgust at Newport Council’s decision to destroy the monumental Chartist mural in 2013… You can read more about that here:  Michael Sheen pens open letter.

Michael and his crew turned up unexpectedly at our meeting on Monday the 22nd of September 2014.  They filmed us and Michael asked specific questions of the group:

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