On June 23, 2016, after a campaign that captured the world's attention, 52 percent of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union; 48 percent voted to remain. In the years since the non-binding vote, governmental negotiations with the EU over the terms of the withdrawal have dragged on, and the political and societal divides that Brexit revealed remain unbridged.
Frustrated by the referendum and by his belief that arguments on both sides of the issue were rife with outright lies, director David Wilkinson began making a documentary to examine why nearly half of his compatriots voted to remain in the EU—as well as why so many UK residents have continued to fight against Brexit against all odds. The results are nothing if not enlightening—and potentially infuriating. (No British citizens other than Wilkinson himself provided equity funding for the film’s production; Wilkinson claims that potential investors were, though sympathetic, simply too frightened of repercussions to be associated with the project.)
Director David Nicholas Wilkinson will be in attendance for all screenings.
Producer: David Nicholas Wilkinson | Editor: Jon Walker, Michael Bradsell | Cinematographer: Don McVey
Cast: Joan Bakewell, Catherine Bearder, Vince Cable, Ruth Cadbury, Alastair Campbell, Rachel Clarke, Nick Clegg, Mark Constantine, Andrew Cook, Mark Durkan, Bob Geldof, AC Grayling, Bonnie Greer, Will Hutton, Rachel Johnson, Matt Kelly, Helena Kennedy