HATING PETER TATCHELL DOCUMENTARY
NOW IN PRODUCTION, RELEASED SUMMER 2017
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TODAY
The true story of how one man defies critics to create change and bring human rights issues into the mainstream.
Chrysaor Productions are delighted to announce the 90-minute documentary Hating Peter Tatchell is now in production. Narrated by film actor and human rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen, Hating Peter Tatchell is the inspiring true story of world renowned human rights activist Peter Tatchell.
Today, 26 September 2016, the public Kickstarter campaign is launched to raise at least £10,000 of the £80,000 budget. Full details can be found here > www.kickstarter.com/projects/christopheramos/hating-peter-tatchell-a-documentary-film
Filmmaker Chris Amos discovers why Peter Tatchell for decades a public hate figure, is still being targeted by hate campaigns and smears by the far right and far left.
Hating Peter Tatchell charts Peter’s 50 years of human rights activism and the immense personal price he has paid: the hate mail, death threats and violent assaults - with the latter resulting in brain and eye damage. Peter has gone from being one of the most despised public figures in Britain to one of the most loved. His unique brand of human rights activism has brought him media and public scrutiny.
This film documents his triumphs and tribulations which have impacted British politics and the politics of other countries as far reaching as Russia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
It includes challenges to, and encounters with, Tony Blair, Robert Mugabe, Mike Tyson, the African National Congress leadership and successive Archbishops of Canterbury.
This is a true story of overcoming adversity and of incredible personal achievement: how one man can bring marginal human rights issues into the mainstream to create positive change.
Peter Tatchell, director of human rights organisation the Peter Tatchell Foundation said, “This documentary is not just my story, it is also a snapshot of the struggle for human rights over the last half century. Your support in getting this film made is greatly appreciated.”
Australian filmmaker Chris Amos, producer of acclaimed documentary Dressed as a Girl - highlighting the lives of alternative performers in East London - who directs Hating Peter Tatchell comments: “Having known Peter for 15 years, I have come to appreciate Peter’s eccentricities, his meticulous organisational detail and bravery defending human rights and witnessed his passion working around the clock on campaigns. Despite his efforts, he has come under severe criticism. He is the person who for decades the media and critics loved to hate. Through this documentary you have the chance to meet the real man and hear the true story.”