The Trust has initially chosen to develop two unique films:
‘Al Miftah (The Key)’ is a film about ‘unpeople’ – George Orwell’s term for those who were to be airbrushed from history as though they were not, and never had been, in existence at all.
Across the whole of historic Palestine – Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip – the State of Israel rules over around 12 million people whose rights and privileges are determined on a discriminatory basis. Millions more are excluded from the country all together (because they are Palestinian). It is a regime intended to maintain the domination of one group at the expense of another. It is apartheid.
So how can you tell your story, your past, your history if you don’t exist?
This film will give voice to those ‘unpeople’, The Palestinians.
To be written and presented by Brian Reade.
The film will be a biopic of one of the greatest British figures of the past century on the 100th anniversary of his birth (2013). An in-depth look at the extraordinary life of Jack Jones who exercised more power over government economic policy than any other trades union leader in British history. But he did much more.