Cornish Language Film Celebrates Local Hero

Friday 2 March 2018

A film made in the Cornish language, which celebrates the life of Cornish campaigner Henry Jenner, is being launched on St Piran's Day at Falmouth University.

Henry Jenner (1848-1934) campaigned to get Cornwall recognised as a Celtic nation and prove Cornish is a living, spoken language. His determination lead to the founding of the Cornish Gorsedh and many other organisations that work to protect Cornwall's cultural identity.

The film was produced and directed by Charlie Fripp and John Gray. Television Lecturer Charlie said: "It has been an honour to discover Henry Jenner's story, and wonderful to be able to produce a film in the cornish language." 

The film was commissioned by Cornwall Council in conjunction with FEAST using funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Council's Cornish Language Lead, Mark Trevethan said: "It is great to have quality material in Cornish and it has come at an exciting time as more and more people in the Duchy are signing up to learn more about Cornish language and our heritage."

The film premiere takes place on Monday 5 March in the Yellow Seminar Room on the Penryn Campus. Book your free ticket via the Eventbrite website. It will then be available for everyone to watch online.