The Deadline Documentary

Hi, my name is Liz Smith , and I am an independent human rights documentary filmmaker. I am, once again, working with the incredible team who made "I Am Gen Z " to produce our follow-up film, The Deadline. This film is a cross-border collaboration with filmmakers from across the world. Together we are exploring why we are becoming increasingly polarised and why many are rejecting progressive liberal democratic values. As the battle between The Populists and The Progressives rages in so many countries, we are posing the question, "how can we fix the one big issue that will affect us all, the climate crisis, if we are so divided?".

The Deadline will be a feature-length documentary planned for release in early 2024. For independent, social issue documentaries to get made and distributed effectively, they rely on a mix of different funding sources. Donations are an essential part of that mix, and your grassroots support will give the film the momentum it needs to get it into full production, and will continue to support it along the way.

I started my research for this film 18 months ago. In that period, I have spoken to such a diverse and supportive mix of people from across the world who have given me the energy, the knowledge and the courage to make this film. We may live in disparate corners of the world and have different cultural upbringings, but our struggles are universal.

As I write this, I am preparing to head off to Poland and the US to begin shooting. This is thanks to the support of people who believe this is an important story that needs telling and that documentary is a powerful way to tell it. This is the beginning of a year-long journey of filming and editing for me, but making the film is only one part of this. When it is complete, we will begin our impact campaign and use the film to spark debate, discussion and ideas, and help bridge some of those gaps that are dividing us.

Thank you for your support. Thank you for donating. Thank you for sharing this with your friends. Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I will add updates to this page as I progress so you can be a part of this journey of discovery with me.



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