Grierson Award Nominated Documentary Feature. Against all the odds, film-maker and Labour voter John Walsh becomes a Conservative Candidate for a seat in a Labour heartland during the ...
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Grierson Award Nominated Documentary Feature. Against all the odds, film-maker and Labour voter John Walsh becomes a Conservative Candidate for a seat in a Labour heartland during the British 2010 General Election Campaign. What he uncovers is a place where intimidation and neglect have scarred a town that politics has forgotten. He goes on a quest to find the local absentee Labour Member of Parliament. Using his insights as a candidate and animation techniques, ToryBoy is a political satire that cuts to the heart of the current British anger over politicians who have exploited a system for years. Working with news footage, animation and film from the campaign shot over six months, ToryBoy is a unique insight into the political culture of one of the worlds oldest democracies.Written by
Not only is Toryboy the Movie massively entertaining, but its also manages to be one of (if not the best) studies of the political mechanism and the everyday persons relationship with it.
I was quite simply transfixed as I watched the Toryboy as he started his journey initially to simply see if he could do it, then slowly but surely discover the truth of how people and politics work.
Throughout the focus is firmly fixed on John's personal insights and he isn't frightened to say it as it is, quite often to hilarious effect, but he never lose sight of the fact that political power should be for the good of the people which sadly isn't true of many of the other political characters that John encounters on his adventure.
I really think this movie should be part of the national curriculum as the mixture of humour, reality and ultimately, truth of how we could potentially change the face is politics for the better of all of us is all contained within this little gem...
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