• January 28, 2020

Link here to a trailer and also the full Welsh documentary ‘Poncho Mamgu’. It’s a drama documentary (with subtitles) about the life of Elen Davies first as a child in Patagonia and later as a young woman in Wales.

It tells the story of the hardship faced by the early Welsh settlers in the Chubut Valley area of Argentina. The Death of her mother and the friendship and sympathy shown to her by the indigenous Indian people of the area.

She eventually returned to and lived in Wales until she was almost one hundred years old but her heart was still in Patagonia. The documentary tells the story of her family’s return to area to bring back the Poncho given to her by the indigenous people and the plans to turn her home into a cultural centre.

‘Poncho Mamgu’ was made for S4C in 2007 by the Welsh Director and writer Dal Palfrey.

https://vimeo.com/110382828 (Trailer)

https://vimeo.com/9294032 (Full film)

(Originally sourced from our colleagues at the Patagonia Celtic League Facebook site)

Image: ‘Poncho Mamgu’ – Inset Elen Davies in later life in Wales.

Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (22 January 2020)

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