Documentary about the Aberfan disaster in south Wales in October 1966. The people of Aberfan tell their stories of tragic loss, miraculous survival and heroic rescue.
Fifty years ago on October 21st 1966 a roaring avalanche of coal waste crashed into a school and 18 houses in the south Wales village of Aberfan. Death and destruction were wrought in a few unbelievable minutes. It was a race against time to rescue survivors. 116 children and 28 adults were killed. It is a day everyone who lived through it will always remember. In this film the people of Aberfan tell their stories of tragic loss, miraculous survival and heroic rescue. They also reveal how they have coped with the consequences of the disaster. This is their story of surviving Aberfan.