There is some news concerning the saga of Exile in the BBC …and for a change it is positive!
I had a conversation yesterday with BBC 4 executives . It was a good talk where we both agreed that we would like to see the film broadcast in the UK. We agreed to explore ( by examining scripts and cuts ) the possibility of showing a mutually agreeable 60 min version of the film followed by a discussion program where myself and others will participate.
I will of course report here the outcome of this process of exploration. But I think both sides are committed to do their best that it happens.
As I wrote in my first blog I am determined to show the film in the UK on TV, in public screenings or both. I believe the dialog with the BBC is a positive step to achieve this goal.
Thanks to all the concerned individuals who sent me emails, and posted their comments. I was touched and encouraged by your comments . They only highlight for me the importance of showing Exile and generating a discussion and a debate on the many issues it raises.
I am travelling this weekend to China for filming for another project and we agreed that we will pick up the issue when I am back on the May 14th.
I of course will keep updating you in my blogs on what happens next.
A “mutually agreeable” version ? I guess it’s better than not airing the documentary at all, but still, truth is truth ! One does not need to make concessions to accommodate one party or the other. Still hoping to see the full movie one day. Keep up the good work !