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Mona goes to Glastonbury

Mona, artist Sean Harris' latest release will be shown alongside another 16 films made by young and emerging filmmakers from across Wales, at Glastonbury music festival this Saturday (27 June 2009).

 350,000 people will have the opportunity to view the mesmerising animation which brings to life objects, stories and experiences from the past. It will be shown on the "Village Screen" at the festival which was developed by the London 2012 Creative programmers as a way of providing a new platform for emerging filmmakers to show their work.

Mona - a new animated film, which portrays a vivid account of the first contact between Druids and Romans on Anglesey was produced by Sean Harris in conjunction with young people in Wales and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

If you're not going to Glastonbury, Mona is on display at National Museum Cardiff's Origins: In Search of Early Wales gallery until 16 August. Entry is free thanks to the Welsh Assembly Government.

National Museum Cardiff is one of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales' seven national museums. The others are St Fagans: National History Museum, the National Roman Legion Museum, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, the National Wool Museum, the National Slate Museum and the National Waterfront Museum.

Entry to each Museum is free thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.


For further information, please contact Catrin Mears, Communications Officer on 029 2057 3185 or 07920 027067 or email

 Notes to the Editor:

The seventeen films selected from Wales include animation, documentary and live action films made by young people aged 8-18, a range of student films, professional short films and some low budget features. The Welsh films will be broadcast on a huge 25m2 double-sided screen at the "meeting point" [one of the busiest junctions on site] on Saturday, ensuring every one of the 350,000 people at the festival will have the films in view.

The films are: Summer Scars by Julian Richards, On The Push by Undercurrents, Butterfly by It's MyShout, Dream Girl by FILM 15, Triple Word by Paul Allen, The life and Life of Horace by Tornado Films, The Stute by Cinetig, Dream Guy by Monmouth Film School, Elvis Preselie by Galeri, The Boat Man by Giles Thaxton, The Farmers Daughter by Tornado films, Chucks by Katy Ruffy/FILM 15, Mona by Sean Harris, Wild West Wales by Seimon Lea/FILM 15, Nutty Biscuits by Danny Dixon, Dewi Selmen, Andrew Alderton and Nick Davies/FILM 15, Free Running by St Alban's RC High School, Two Men and Their Ponies by Flycatcher films and Mary and the Miners by Flycatcher films/Cantref Primary