A crowdfunding campaign to fund a documentary film that will counter false claims by the BBC’s Panorama about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is close to its target.
But it needs a few more donations to ensure the cameras can start rolling.
If you aren’t familiar with the project, watch this:
Writers from a range of independent media outlets have joined forces to produce a documentary in response to a BBC Panorama programme in which interviewees alleged that The Labour Party is institutionally antisemitic.
They believe the accusation to be totally unfounded – as does This Writer. I produced a series of articles disputing the claims of the documentary and have submitted a complaint to the BBC (which has yet to respond).
But they need funds to get their rebuttal in the can. The money will be used to buy equipment and cover travelling expenses, so film-makers can interview those who have come forward, including former BBC staff and Jewish Labour members who have a very different account from those shown on the Panorama programme.
If it doesn’t reach its target, the film won’t get made and the BBC’s claims may pass into the public consciousness as fact – when the truth is the exact opposite in most respects.
If you value the facts, and want the public to have access to them, then please visit IMP Documentary – A response to Panorama. – a Film and Theatre crowdfunding project in Manchester by The Prole Star where you’ll be able to read more about the project and donate to it.