MANIFESTO + live Q&A with Labour MP Nadia Whittome BBFC Rating: (15)

  • 120mins | BBFC Rating: (15)

Labour MP Nadia Whittome will be doing a live Q&A after the film.


MANIFESTO follows ac-tivists in the safest Labour seat in the country in Liverpool as they campaign for change. The film is directed, written, and produced by acclaimed documentary maker Daniel Draper (Nature of the Beast, The Big Meeting, Almost Liverpool 8). Since receiving a nomination for Best Film and Special Jury Prize at Sheffield Intl Documentary Festival 2021 for Almost Liverpool 8, Draper has continued his exploration of his working-class identity and the constituency he once called home with MANI-FESTO.


The film features a cross section of politicians and activists in its study of the push for social change – including Dan Carden MP, Ian Byrne MP, and Alan Gibbons. The film is produced and edited by Christie Allanson, a Grierson Trust DocLab: Editing alumni.


MANIFESTO is a feature-length documentary about Walton Constituency Labour Party; the safest Labour seat in the country. Filmed over the course of three years by filmmakers who hail from the city, MANIFESTO captures the peaks and troughs of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party from the coalface and gives a vital voice to a working-class community, in both politics and film. Education, the NHS, Brexit, economics, the environment, workers’ rights and more are on the agenda as Walton CLP passionately campaign for change through Labour’s ‘For The Many’ manifesto.  


Produced by Shut Out The Light Films, MANIFESTO is described as the final instalment of the Hope Trilogy (along with Nature of the Beast and The Big Meeting) in a series of films depicting the Labour movement over the last six years. It is a hopeful film about community activists who believe in collective action, effecting society from the bottom up. Shadowing the CLP members to meetings and protests, the hand-held approach to the film paints an unwavering picture of the hard work of the activists as they campaign on streets and picket lines.


MANIFESTO captures the under-represented facet of party politics at a vital time in British political history. The documentary gives a first-hand account of grassroots community activism, depicting the work and effort that goes into party politics away from Westminster.


Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out
  • KC Kid's Club
  • SS Silver Screen
  • PB Parent & Baby
  • SB Subtitled for hard of hearing
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