The makers of a controversial film about Jeremy Corbyn axed last year by Glastonbury Festival are now launching a new production — and will try to get it screened there again.

Glastonbury advertised the screening of film, “Oh Jeremy Corbyn – The Big Lie”, at last year’s festival, with director Ken Loach lined up to introduce it, but dropped it after a ferocious online campaign claiming the film was antisemitic.

Despite the ban, there were unofficial screenings at the festival, and, according to producers, award-winning Platform Films, the publicity led to a boom in showings of the film in independent venues across the ban.

The new film, “Big Lie II: Starmer and the Genocide”, will explore the impact of the conflict in Gaza on British politics. It will document the demonstrations, protests, direct action and the attitude of Labour Party leader Keir Starmer.

Norman Thomas of Platform Films said: “The reaction to what’s happening in Palestine has had an unparalleled reaction in this country — the huge marches, the protests, the direct action — it’s been massive.

“But at the same time, it’s been outrageously minimised and misrepresented in the mainstream media. Our film will show the world what’s really been going on.”

Mr Thomas said that they will offer the film to the festival organisers, but if they turn it down, they will make it available for unofficial screenings.

Mr Thomas said: “The festival claims to have a ‘long-standing commitment to free speech’ but it broke that commitment when it dropped our film last year and we’re giving it chance to put that right.”

“There is a genocide going on in which Britain is complicit and Glastonbury cannot shut its eyes to it.”

Platform Films has been making documentary films since the 1980s. It has made films for the BBC and Channel Four

Trailer for the new film:

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