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A selection of films/movies which might help researchers understand something about the social history of Wales. But be aware that many of the films do tend to perpetuate stereotypes!
|The Citidal||1938||Filmed in the industrial valleys at Treherbert, Glamorgan and Abertillery, Monmouthshire.||IMDb|
|The Proud Valley||1940||A pit disaster in a coal mining valley in the south-east. Featuring Paul Robeson.||IMDb|
|How Green Was My Valley||1941||A Hollywood version of life in the mining communities of the valleys of the south-east in Victorian times. Adapted from Richard Llewellyn's novel. Winner of five Hollywood Oscars.||IMDb|
|The Corn is Green||1945||A new schoolteacher arrives in a mining community but finds opposition to her plans. Adapted from Emlyn Williams' play.||IMDb|
|Last Days of Dolwyn||1949||The struggle of a small community fighting to save their valley from being drowned to provide a reservoir for England. Adapted from an Emlyn Williams play.||IMDb|
|The Blue Scar||1949||Drama set during the nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947. Filmed in Abergwynfi, Glamorgan.||IMDb|
|Valley of Song||1953||A valley's male voice choir, not always in harmony!||IMDb|
|Tiger Bay||1959||Drama set in the old docklands area of Cardiff.||IMDb|
|Under Milk Wood||1973||A day in the life of a small Welsh fishing village as seen by Dylan Thomas. An adaption of the original radio play and filmed in the Fishguard area of Pembrokeshire.||IMDb|
|Hedd Wynn||1992||The life of the shepherd poet, Ellis Evans, of Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire who died in the battlefields of France in 1917.||IMDb|
|Rebecca's Daughters||1992||A comedy set during the Rebecca Riots in 19th century Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Adapted from a Dylan Thomas story.||IMDb|
|The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain||1995||Comedy set in the village of Taff's Well in rural Glamorgan in 1917, but filmed in the more picturesque villages of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant and Llansilin in north Powys.||IMDb|
|Resistance||2011||Drama set in the Black Mountains of rural Monmouthshire. Resistance fighters in a 1940s Nazi-occupied Wales.||IMDb|
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