I think I need to flag this up today. I was thinking recently about the power of film, and how a great film can have a profound effect on contemporary society. Think of films like Gandhi or Long Walk to Freedom: film is a uniquely powerful medium with the ability to change minds. Going back to the EU debate briefly, I began to think that what we on the Remain side could do with is a film. We need to take back control of the discourse, explain how we feel, change minds, and get the referendum result overturned. What better way to do this than with a powerful, hard-hitting, emotive film which makes our case clear.
Initially, I had something fictional in mind: a feature film, perhaps directed by the great Danny Boyle (he's still my god), apocalyptic and dystopian, spelling out the consequences of this disastrous decision. But then I posted my idea on a Remainers Facebook page I'm on, and got the answer that someone is already working on a film. A documentary rather than a feature, Postcards From The 48% is being made by Guerilla Films. Directed by David Nicholas-Williams, it will present 'our' viewpoint, interviewing Remainers to allow them to explain why they are so passionate and angry. It looks very promising indeed, and pretty much exactly what we need right now. The outists are trying to shut us up, demanding that our view is now irrelevant and that we should just keep quiet. They are obviously worried that, as the shit hits the fan like it's already starting to, the Remain camp will gain traction and the result will be overturned. But that is precisely what needs to happen, and why films like this must be made. I sincerely hope that Postcards From The 48% is just the first of many such films, and that it will empower a movement which will see the Uk reclaiming it's rightful position in europe.
[Edited 06/04/2017 at 12:29:30 - added link]