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This is a must-see film
on 29 August 2013
I have seen The Happy Lands in various locations, including a special screening at the Scottish Parliament, on 3 separate occasions now, and I cannot recommend the film highly enough. The cast, all bar 2 professional actors, is entirely made up of people from the ex-mining communities in Fife, but, with the standard of professionalism shown and the passion they put into their performances, you would never know this. The similarities between 1926 and the austerity measure we all know and loathe today are uncanny; whoever said that history repeats itself is spot on.
Watch this film. You'll laugh, you'll cry, in places you'll be on the edge of your seats, but over and above this you'll see true community in action, people looking after each other, sharing hardships. This film will change your outlook on life.