Magazine article Screen International

Vice Orders Port Talbot Documentary

Magazine article Screen International

Vice Orders Port Talbot Documentary

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Vice is has ordered a documentary set in beleaguered steel town Port Talbot from the winners of its Rule Britannia pitch competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The youth-skewing digital brand is to launch Port Talbot: A Little Town Built On Steel from sibling filmmakers Shelley Jones and Jamie Jones, who won the £25,000 ($35,000) prize.

The documentary explores the lives and futures of a group of young steelworkers on the brink of unemployment in the small, Welsh industrial town.

It will air as part of Vice's flagship UK documentary strand Rule Britannia, which has recently aired films including Searching for Spitman, Wolf of the West End and Young Reoffenders.

The pair beat five other filmmakers to win the competition, which received 120 entries during Vice's second outing at the documentary festival. …

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