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Film Screening: Postcards From The 48% plus Q&A with the Director
July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A documentary film made by and featuring those who voted Remain, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just why we are fighting to stay part of the EU.
On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted by 52% to 48% voted to Leave the European Union.
Despite both sides having been widely accused of relying on information ranging from the crudely distorted to the unashamed lie, neither side presented any of the precise information that should have been made available and thoroughly explored when addressing so momentous a choice for the future of the United Kingdom. Such irresponsibility meant that most voters were left to decide on an issue of colossal complexity based on nothing more incisive than personal emotion or partially informed preference, without the slightest indications of any actual consequences that such a choice was likely to result in.
Regardless of the extreme modesty of a Leavers victory, every day has subsequently pressed inflexibly and uninclusively forward towards the precipice of EU departure, in spite of a growing catalogue of unanswered questions, economic uncertainties and deeply negative warnings that have come to light in its wake.
In a landscape where the only voice to be heard comes from those ignoring completely the views of nearly half the electorate in their headlong rush to Leave – come what may, this film is an attempt to inject facts and points of view from Remainers into the process in order to redress the partiality demonstrated by such an inappropriate imbalance.
When David Nicholas Wilkinson started working on the film in 2016, many people advised him to make a ‘Soft Brexit’ film, not a ‘Stop Brexit’ one. By the time he finished shooting his last scenes as late as May 2018 however, the ‘Stop Brexit’ message did not seem quite so fanciful.
There was just one rule on the film: everyone involved in the production had to have voted Remain.
Whether people are in agreement with the message of this film or not, it speaks for 16 million people (and counting) who live in the UK. That’s more than the population of Belgium or Greece or eighteen of the other EU member states. Their voice, their preference, their mandate deserves to be heard.
Join Stratford4Europe for a special national screening and the director for Q&A session afterwards.