The 6th annual Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival opens with the screening of Postcards from the 48%, a documentary focusing on those who voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Taking part in the panel discussion will be:
● David Wilkinson, film director
● Dr Maria Rovisco, Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds
● Professor Bernard Ryan, Professor of Migration Law at the University of Leicester, and
● Joan Pons Laplana from the New Europeans
Chair: Charlotte-Rose Kennedy, a PhD candidate at Nottingham Trent University,
The film screening and panel discussion is organised with support from the Leicester Media School at De Montfort University.
The event is free and open to all.
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"The EU referendum opened deep wounds and divisions between ‘Leavers’ and ‘Remainers’ and the political establishment is yet to find a viable way for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union.
While the sense of political disenfranchisement and anger felt by many Leave voters is now well-documented, the voices and feelings of many who voted Remain and those who could not vote, such as migrants and young people under 18, remain unheard.
Postcards from the 48% contributes in filling this gap and is a must-watch for anyone who wants to understand where some of the fault-lines are in the argument the country is having with itself.
The documentary reminds us of just how important it is that more voices are heard in the debate on the country’s future relation with the EU."