Ken Loach: ‘There is something extraordinary happening in politics’ [Image: ANSA/Claudio Peri/EPA].

Ken Loach: ‘There is something extraordinary happening in politics’ [Image: ANSA/Claudio Peri/EPA].

What an insult to Ken Loach.

The left-wing film-maker, whose I, Daniel Blake moved critics at the Cannes Film Festival to tears earlier this year, has made a promotional film for Jeremy Corbyn – and Guardian columnist Jamie Grierson has labelled it “propaganda”.

Propaganda, for those who aren’t aware (including, presumably, Mr Grierson), is information used to promote a political cause or point of view – that are commonly false, exaggerated, biased or misleading.

Mr Loach is hardly Leni Riefenstahl – but by using the word, The Graun invites unfavourable comparisons.

What, exactly, is false, exaggerated, biased or misleading about Mr Loach’s video?

Is it simply that Mr Grierson doesn’t agree with it and doesn’t want Guardian readers to like it either?

If so, isn’t it The Guardian‘s article that is propaganda?

Ken Loach, the veteran film-maker and chronicler of working class life, has filmed an hour-long promotional video for Jeremy Corbyn, to be shown to his supporters.

Loach, the director of Kes, The Wind That Shakes The Barley and I, Daniel Blake, filmed two Q&A sessions with supporters of the Labour leader in Sheffield and London for the propaganda video titled In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn.

The incumbent Labour leader is asked questions on policies at the heart of his campaigning message, including workers’ rights, cuts to welfare and the Iraq war.

Source: Ken Loach makes promotional video for Jeremy Corbyn | Film | The Guardian


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