Help us complete an important visual arts documentary film on the privatisation of our schools.

Over the last few decades, there has been creeping privatisation of our schools happening through academisation.  This has resulted in a reduction of subjects taught, more cost-cutting, increased workload for teachers, lack of democracy in schools, punishing rules for students, corruption and a lack of accountability.

Academisation is the erosion of our democratic rights from schools – which impacts us all now and in the future. 

As an award-winning filmmaker, lecturer and father of 3, I and my team are making a feature film about how the state has robbed our young people of their education and rights through academisation and the mums and teachers fighting back.

We have captured moments of mismanagement, of corruption, of greed, powerful and emotive stuff, which will shake the foundations of the current education policy.

During the last 3 years, we have filmed and followed campaigners, teachers, parents and union reps. We have the highs, lows, wins and the personal impact on film – great personal stories from around England that highlight issues that not only affect them but impact us all.

There is now a huge momentum building, people are coming together and standing strong to bring to the general public the effects of academisation to our communities.

It is vital to expose the great work of local communities, not just to inform but also to keep inspiring the stakeholders to continue standing up against the privatisation of our education system.

Unfortunately, we are near breaking point financially and can not finish this film without your support.

Please see the teaser
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This film is a call for action to create a positive impact in communities across the nation and to call for a reversal of the privatisation of schools through academisation.

We want to start a national debate, around: the negative impact of academisation; the corruption that surrounds it; what is good for our children versus privatisation by stealth; whether or not there should be profit-making and commoditisation in education to the detriment of our children’s education. 

We have made excellent progress
on the film, particularly during the editing phase in recent months, but we are looking to raise £13,300 to complete the film, and for this, we request your help.

Any donation is gratefully received and will be used to pay editors, composers, sound mix and colour grade, we need to buy archive footage and pay for the legal costs to fact check the film and finally, we need to promote and market the film.

Please donate!

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Chester Yang 
Dartford, South East England, United Kingdom