‘Hating Peter Tatchell’ With Ian McKellen – Kickstarter Campaign


Acclaimed actor and film star, Sir Ian McKellen, unveils the blue plaque honouring gay rights and human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell.

Filmmaker, Chris Amos, is asking people to donate to a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary film on LGBT and Human Rights activist, Peter Tatchell. The Kickstarter goal is £10,000 (just over €11,000) of which just over £5,000 has been raised, with only 7 days to go.

Narrated by film actor and human rights campaigner, Sir Ian McKellen, Hating Peter Tatchell is the inspiring true story of world renowned human rights activist, Peter Tatchell. 

In 2017, Peter will celebrate his 50th anniversary crusading for human rights.

Filmmaker, Chris Amos, discovers why Peter Tatchell, for decades a public hate figure, is still being targeted by hate campaigns and smears by the far right and far left.

Over the past decade, Peter has gone from being one of the most despised public figures in Britain, to one of the most loved. His unique brand of human rights activism has brought him media and public scrutiny.

Amos says of Peter Tatchell:

“Over the years I have come to appreciate Peter’s eccentricities, his meticulous detail defending human rights accurately and articulately, and witnessed his passion to work around the clock on campaigns. Despite his efforts he has come under severe criticism. He is the person who for decades the media and critics loved to hate. Through this documentary you have the chance to meet the real man and hear the true story”. 

Hating Peter Tatchell charts his 50 years of human rights activism, and the immense personal price he has paid; the hate mail; death threats and violent assaults – with the latter resulting in brain and eye damage.

This film documents his triumphs and tribulations, which have impacted British politics, and the politics of other countries as far-reaching as Russia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

It includes challenges to, and encounters with, Tony Blair, Robert Mugabe, Mike Tyson, the African National Congress leadership, and successive Archbishops of Canterbury.

Peter Tatchell, director of human rights organisation, The Peter Tatchell Foundation, commented:

“This documentary is not just my story, it is also a snapshot of the struggle for human rights over the last half century. Your support in getting this film made is greatly appreciated.”

This is a true story of overcoming adversity and of incredible personal achievement: how one man can bring marginal human rights issues into the mainstream to create positive change.

How You Can Help

1. Back the Project: Kickstarter is all or nothing – if they don’t make their goal, they get nothing.

2. Spread the Word: Even if you can’t donate, sharing the link with your family and friends makes a world of difference in getting more people to contribute.

3. Follow Online: Be sure to check out the Facebook and Twitter accounts for more information including behind the scenes photos, clips, and anecdotes!

Everyone who backs this film will have their name in the credits.

For more on how you can help, go to the Kickstarter page at:


This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by Wed, Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM IST.




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