THE GREAT SCHOOLS ROBBERY FILM
The Great Schools Robbery is a feature-length documentary, observing and investigating how the UK public education system is being privatised by the covert plans of the Department of Education, Ofsted and Academies trusts through forced academisation. The film is a fascinating and powerful story of the uprising of parents and teachers in resisting the transfer of their schools and assets for nothing to private Multi-trust Academy chains. The film will reveal, the secrecy, lack of transparency, accountability, fraud, manipulation and bullying involved in the process. It will show the flaws and victims of academisation. Especially teachers and vulnerable special needs and disabled children who are excluded once a school is converted to an academy. The film will also assess the state of UK democracy. The need to make and screen The Great Schools Robbery film is paramount to the debate on education and democracy in England and Wales. The film will give an honest and unbiased view on the path the country has taken to reform education.
As the battles are won and lost and I have almost finished production and I am ready to edit the film and to work on screenings. Making these sorts of films is my life’s work. I observe and document the relationship and gap that exists between the people, government and private interests. I believe it's important to me informed so we can make the right democratic choices.
WHY IS THIS FILM IMPORTANT?
The film will consider the winners and losers in this process and what hangs in the balance of the future for education, free thinking, arts in schools and freedom of expression. These key issues speak of wider questions regarding how education relates to the importance of equality, human rights and the role of the welfare state.
The film will help to portray the inequalities arising from academisation and will give the viewers a sense of hope that there are ways to stand up and resist the expansion of private interests, racism, inequality and class system in education.
WHERE WILL THIS FILM BE SEEN?
The film will be shown in community venues, independent cinemas, local meetings, in parliament and across the country to bring parents, teachers and the community together to inform, debate and inspire the people who are passionate about education but new to campaigning…We hope that the film will be far-reaching to film festivals, find its way to be broadcast on TV and screen on VOD.
See Chester Yang's work on http://cyfilmproductions.com/.
Producer and Director- Chester Yang
Editors - Nikita Woolfe and Chester Yang
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
Money is needed to film the last few interviews, storage and backup of footage, pay for editing, hire a colour grader to match the colours of the various cameras used in the film and a music composers from various disciplines to compose that will be infused to create an enjoyable soundtrack that will accompany the vibrant and powerful images. After putting the film together, we will edit various versions like 1 x 90 min for cinema/community venues and Q&As, 1 x 60 min for TV and VOD, 1 x 25 for schools and 1x 10 min for presenting to politicians, unions and policymakers.
ACT NOW! SAVE OUR SCHOOLS. SUPPORT THE MAKING OF THIS FILM.
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Donors of £50 will receive a T-shirt
Donors of £100 will be invited to the premiere and receive a DVD of the film.
Donors of £500 will be invited to the premier, receive a DVD and T-shirt.
Donors of £1000 and above will receive an Executive Producer's credit, will be invited to the premiere, receive a DVD and T-shirt of the film.
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