Writer Meic Povey on why he wanted to write about Hafod Owen:
Someone once asked: Why do so many scenes, in so many films happen on mountains? The answer apparently was: Because things happen on mountains. Although I only lived in the mountains of Snowdonia for the first eleven years of my life they will always remain my spiritual home. They have driven and informed almost everything I've ever written, be it for stage, television or radio.
Periodically, I'm accused of sentimentality, of fondly looking back through rose-tinted glasses. It's what all writers do to some extent when re-visiting their past. There's a very good saying in Welsh, quite a bit of which is heard in the play, which goes: 'Nes na'r hanesydd at y gwir di-goll yw'r dramodydd, sy'n gelwydd oll'. It means: 'Nearer to the absolute truth than the historian is the playwright, who is all lies.' I'm not religious; I certainly do not believe in the traditional idea of an afterlife. But like everybody of a certain age maybe I'm beginning to hedge my bets a little bit. If it exists; if I'm to move on in some form or other, I can only think of one place where I'd like to spend eternity.
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