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Postcards from the 48% (Special Documentary Screening)

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Special preview screening of feature documentary "Postcards from the 48%" at the European Parliament in Brussels (PHS 3CO50) (includes Q&A with director David Nicholas Wilkinson and speeches by VIPs).

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“Why did all you Brits vote to Leave the EU?”

That was the question frequently asked of filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson, shortly after the 2016 EU Referendum vote when he attended the Creative Europe Co-Production Dinner at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland along with filmmakers and executives from many other EU Member State countries.

His reply was that he hadn’t and neither had over 16 million others, but he was concerned that if people in the media thought the vote had been a landslide then so many others would think the same.

He decided in Ireland the UK’s nearest EU neighbour to make POSTCARDS FROM THE 48%, a feature documentary, for the other 27 EU Member State countries to show them that over 16 million British people value our association with them and greatly appreciate the contribution each of them, and their citizens, have made, not just to the UK economy but to our culture as well.

Talking to public figures and private citizens alike, POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% aims to show why so many of us “remainers” are fighting so hard to stay part of the European Union.

Wilkinson is screening a special preview of the film to a private audience of MEP’s (Members of the European Parliament) and others at the EU Parliament building, next to the main chamber in Brussels, on 10th April 2018.
This event has been organised by Catherine Bearder who is the only MEP to feature in the film.

“For me this is a real honour for the film to play in such an august setting”, says Wilkinson who is the only UK filmmaker to be making a film solely from the Remain perspective “Every day the British Government puts its case but we have little opportunity to have our voice heard. There are 16 million of us – bigger enough to be listened to. Yet we are ignored and no one is representing us in the negotiations. This film goes a small way to outline of case for staying in the EU”.

The film features people from across the full political spectrum including – Sir Vince Cable MP, Catherine Bearder MEP, Nick Clegg, Ruth Cadbury MP, Baroness Wheatcroft, Baroness Bakewell, Baroness Kennedy, Bob Geldof, Alistair Campbell, Mark Durkan, Lesley Riddoch, Matt Kelly, Miriam Margolyes, AC Grayling, Sir Andrew Cook, Mark Constantine, Ian McEwan and many more.

It is filmed in Poole, Sheffield, Manchester, Norwich, Essex, Dover, Ebbw Vale, Criccieth, North Wales, Fife, Scotland, Derry, Bristol, Pettigo and London.


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