Get The Tinderbox into cinemas across Britain

Can a single film explain the conflict in Israel and Palestine and help us find our way forward? 

See a trailer of the film here

Dear Crowd Funders, Friends, Family, and supporters of The Tinderbox, 

Thanks to those of you who have been supporting us from the start and to new supporters for reading this. We are finally making our big distribution push, bringing our documentary film to the wider public, and I need your help. I am thrilled to announce that we have the opportunity to show The Tinderbox in cinemas around Britain (real-world or virtually) from February 2022. This has always been key to our release strategy. In addition to showcasing the film’s beautiful visuals, cinema-screenings raise public awareness of films and the subjects they portray in a way that few other things can. Reviews and publicity that go alongside such documentary showings allow more people to discover, engage with, and debate crucial issues. 

As many of you will know, I made this film because I believe it’s time to stop running from issues surrounding Israel Palestine, and our perceptions of any attendant toxicity. This can only happen through widespread and verified education, and an increased level of honesty that has too often been absent from political dialogue. As we know from films like ‘The End of the Line’ (which changed legislation and supermarket sourcing of fish) and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, the right film at the right time can make a difference. 

Many of you will know that unanticipated, this film became very personal, a cautionary tale, and a plea to overturn decades of propaganda and rise above epic levels of finger-pointing. As I said to a friend, I set out to make a film about the situation in IP and was surprised to find I’ve made a film about ‘othering’ and the nature of democracy… 

I’m extremely lucky to have been supported by amazing colleagues – we are a multi-BAFTA, multi-award-winning, twice Oscar-nominated team, and this is the film that I have wanted to make for more than a decade. Given the controversial nature of The Tinderbox we have found it incredibly difficult to raise funds for and have managed to complete the film through the generosity of the team, private donations, and crowd-funding. 

Many of you have already been incredibly generous and I am sorry to ask again, but while the film is now finished, we will only be able to show it to the public in cinemas when we have paid final archive license fees (£14,000), and for British film certification (£1000). 

Would you consider making a crowd-funding contribution in order to help us release the film cinematically, allowing it to reach a much wider audience? Thank you for reading this, and for your generosity, Gillian  

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