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BBC to make a documentary on Harvey Weinstein

  • Published at 10:00 pm December 30th, 2017
BBC to make a documentary on Harvey Weinstein
The BBC has officially announced plans to make a "definitive documentary" about the American film producer Harvey Weinstein’s sex scandals on December 18. According to their recent report, the feature-length BBC Two documentary film will be directed by Ursula Macfarlane. As the plan suggests, the film will contain interviews with "the many actresses who have been brave enough to tell their stories," plus journalists and other Hollywood insiders. The documentary will also explore how the Hollywood mogul was able to abuse his power and cover his tracks, and chart the rise of a culture of exploitation in Hollywood. With the working title “Weinstein,” the film wants to "illuminate Hollywood's deep-rooted sexism." It will also look upon how the dawn of the studio system in the 1930s, along the mix of money and power led to exploitation and abuse. BBC commissioner Tom McDonald said: "It will ask difficult and challenging questions about complicity, the price of silence and the corrosive effects of power," reports BBC News. BBC Two controller Patrick Holland told BBC News: "The breaking of silence over Harvey Weinstein is a watershed moment for the creative industries and for wider society.” "Ursula is a brilliant filmmaker and is perfectly placed to make the definitive documentary, piecing together the story of just how he abused his power and position," he added, reports BBC. The Hollywood film producer has constantly “denied" all the allegations of non-consensual sex and said there were never any forceful sexual advances. UK police are investigating the allegations against Weinstein made by seven women, while New York police have a viable case against him.