A River is about the beautiful river Afan in south west Wales. The Afan flows through the Afan forest park and converges with the Pelenna under the Viaduct in the picturesque village of Pontrhydyfen, the birth place of Richard Burton.
The film plots the history of the river and its extraordinary recovery from pollution caused from over a century of industrial mining.
The film looks at the uncertain future of the river and the fresh threat of pollution from the unconventional gas and oil industries moving back into the area.
Narrated by actor Michael Sheen, the film is set against a backdrop of music contribution from Robert Del Naja & Euan Dickinson of Massive Attack.
Written & directed by Anthony Tombling Jr with the help of Andre Pattenden, A River plots the river’s journey from its precarious past to its precarious future.