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A report on the successful premiering of the film on February 10, 2019


Posted 12 February 2019

Jon Pullman’s one-hour documentary film, WitchHunt, premiered on Sunday afternoon to a packed audience of hundreds in London and was screened simultaneously in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Cambridge. At the same time it was broadcast online on YouTube and Facebook. The response was so great that we had to increase the band width on the WitchHunt website.

The film was followed by a Q&A in London with Jackie Walker, the film maker Jon Pullman, Alexei Sayle and Justin Schlosberg. Live comments and questions, as well as messages of congratulation and solidarity, came in via Facebook from all over the UK and as far afield as Australia.

Requests to show the film have been pouring in from Labour Party branches and trade unions. It will be made available to local groups as soon as possible. A major tour, with filmmaker Jon Pullman and other speakers, is also planned.

The attacks on Jackie Walker, earmarked for expulsion at a hearing of Labour’s National Constitutional Committee on March 26, are continuing unabated. They form part of an ongoing disinformation campaign by a right wing which has no answers to the Labour’s programme for addressing suffering and poverty inflicted on the mass of people by the Tories. Mobilising behind antisemitism slurs is a major establishment weapon which could tip the balance between victory for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party or defeat at the next general election – whenever that may be.

WitchHunt is a film which analyses the combination of forces at work, showing the links between the battle of right against left, both inside and outside the Labour Party, the silencing of pro-Palestinian voices and resistance to global race-based oppression.

Make sure you see this film.

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