Above Us the Earth Solarmovie

Above Us the Earth (1977)

Independent Welsh filmmaker Karl Francis uses amateur and professional actors to explore the community impact of the 1975 closure of the Ogilvie Colliery in the Rhymney Valley, a few miles from his family home. Critical of the National Coal Board and the trade unions, the film focuses on the fractious interactions between politicians and union leaders, teasing out the forces that are attempting to divide the community.

Above Us the Earth Solarmovie
Release Date: 1977-06-11
Status: Released
Run time: 85 min / 1:25



Directing Karl Francis Director
Camera Mike Fox Camera Operator