Crowdfunder for FURTHER Under The Knife screenings
We are crowdfunding £10,000 to provide further FREE nationwide screenings of the feature-length documentary - UNDER THE KNIFE - a film that uncovers the systematic dismantling of the NHS in England through cuts, closures, underfunding and privatisation.
“Films, like words, can be weapons. This film is a weapon in our struggle to save the NHS. Organise screenings of Under The Knife everywhere you can” - Ken Loach, BAFTA-award winning film director.
“An inspiring film. Our NHS is failing and this film tells us why, and gives us hope that we can do something about. We must fight for our NHS and this film gives us courage” – Alison Steadman, Narrator for Under the Knife
"Under the Knife shows quite brilliantly why we must stop the carve-up of our NHS for privatisation" – Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor, Daily Mirror
‘Anyone concerned about the NHS should see this film’ - Caroline Lucas - Leader of the Green Party
"This is the best film around on the NHS. Under the Knife shows the vital importance of the NHS to society and exposes the dark threats facing it. But most important of all, the film gives hope to those who are campaigning to keep the NHS safe for our children. You just have to see it." Tony O'Sullivan / Co-Chair of Keep Our NHS Public
Festival of FREE Screenings
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, and the generosity of our supporters, we are providing a week-long Festival of FREE Screenings around the country from October 14 -18.
PamKproductions has partnered with Keep Our NHS Public, trade unions and the Daily Mirror to make this possible - and so many of you have been part of it.
Across the UK, many people expressed interest in attending, but there was no screening in their area. We want thousands more to see it. We want to show young people their precious NHS is endangered. We want NHS staff to know how much they are appreciated.
Can you help us make this happen?
If so, please contribute to help us put on many more screenings in the New Year. With the NHS in crisis and a general election looming, now is the time to share the film’s message far and wide.
Pamela Kleinot, Producer of UNDER THE KNIFE:
I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where access to health care was not equal. I was a medical journalist and witnessed how the severe inequality for blacks under apartheid impacted every facet of society. My father was a doctor and worked in the largest state hospital in southern Africa. He always told me how wonderful the NHS was.
When it began in 1948, it was revolutionary in providing free healthcare to everyone. It is one of the best institutions that humanity has ever created and was the gold standard for the world.
As I became increasingly aware of the crisis in health care, I began to investigate. During my two years of research, I found that the NHS was being undermined through underfunding, cuts and closures. I have devoted my time and personal money to make this film possible as I think it is vital that we try and save this national institution. I asked Emmy award winning director Susan Steinberg to join me and together with a small team we made this film a reality. Crucially, this film gives people hope.
HELP US GET THIS FILM TO THOUSANDS MORE
We hope to get tens of thousands of NHS staff, trade union members, campaigners, politicians and the general public to see this film and want to help join the campaign to defend the NHS from trade deals, to fund it properly and end privatisation.
Link to crowdfunder: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/undertheknife