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New documentary about the undercover spies is being made | Undercover with Paul Lewis and Rob Evans

7 October 2013 4:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Previews of the film about Mark Kennedy and other police spies to be held around the country this month

A new documentary about the police's undercover operations is being made.

Back in November 2011, Channel Four broadcast a documentary about Mark Kennedy, the police spy who spent many years undercover in environmental groups. It was made very much from his point of view.

This new documentary will be different - it tells the story from the point of view of those who were the targets of the police's covert espionage.

Jason Kirkpatrick, the director of the new documentary Spied Upon, says that the aim of his film is to show the "human story of what it's like to be targeted by secret police, while revealing at a human scale today's complex international spying apparatus."

The film is personal for Kirkpatrick. He was befriended by Kennedy while he was undercover. As he says, »

- Rob Evans

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