And Then They Came For Me.

Much has already been said and written about the events of the last week. I have nothing to add save to repost this piece of work made for ALDE in 2009. It was directed by Florian Malak and the DOP was Wojtek Zielinski .

Our client at ALDE whose name I am afraid to say I cannot now recall simply approved my rewrite of pastor Martin Niemöller’s text and told us to go away and make whatever we thought would best bring it to life for a European audience.

In walking the walk on our own civil liberty she did not change one single frame of what we returned with. So teaching us all in invaluable lesson.

And one that it seems forever bears repeating:

‘It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from or what you believe in or what you do. Freedom of speech is a civil liberty.’

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