Pawl Dunbar presents aspects of Cornwall and the Cornish people against a backdrop of dramatic coastal scenes, bleak moorland, ancient sites, typical Cornish architecture and village scenes.
Topics include the Celts displaced by Germanic invaders; Saint Piran, the sixth century saint and modern icon; the 12th century Duchy Palace; medieval Cornwall and the golden age of the Cornish language; Cornish wreckers, smugglers and pirates - separating fact and fiction;
Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam engine that kick-started the Industrial Revolution and a working replica of the first practical motor car at Trevithick Day traction engine rally; Tin and copper mining, with dramatic underground footage;
A lawyer examines the remarkable legal and constitutional status of Cornwall as a ready-made platform for self government;
The revival of the Cornish language, culture and national awareness; present day celebrations of ancient festivals, feast days and spectacles including Padstow 'Obby 'Oss, Helston Flora Dance, Lowender Perran and the Cornish Gorsedh.
This film is UK Certification Exempt
Pawl Dunbar will delight you with his inside view of Cornwall. The history,
language, national awareness & culture of a small Celtic nation from
pre-historical times to the present, from a deliciously anti-establishment