Brexit : The Movie (M. Durkin, 2016)
The film explores the formation and make-up of the EU, the lack of transparency and accountability in their operations, the plight of industries and individuals who have struggled under their rule, and warns of their capacity for creating economic calamity, inefficient living conditions, and barriers to advantageous trade deals with other regions throughout the globe.
What would a move away from the EU mean for Britain ? The film travels to Switzerland, a country that has steadfastly refused to join the EU, to find the answer. What the filmmakers discover is a country steeped in growing wealth, decreasing unemployment, and a quality of life many steps improved from their neighbouring countries. The Swiss believe that their good fortunes are almost entirely a by-product of abstaining from the EU.
Brexit recognises the EU referendum as one of the most consequential votes the citizens of Britain are likely to cast in their lifetime. After all, it’s been more than 40 years since the fate of the organisation was in the hands of the citizens. According to the film and its many interview subjects, the first and most egregious casualty of continued EU reign is democracy itself.
(Source : topdocumentaryfilms.com)
Director : Martin Durkin
Year : 2016
Country : United Kingdom
Language : English
Running Time : 81 Minutes
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