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Documentary      2022       Dir Daniel Draper


Over three pivotal years in UK politics, Manifesto follows activists in the safest Labour seat in the country as they campaign for change.

The feature length documentary about Walton CLP gives a first-hand account of grassroots community activism, painting an unwavering picture of the work and effort that goes into party politics away from Westminster.


Walton is the area officially hit hardest by austerity measures. Foodbanks operate in the shadow of two Premiere League football teams. It is also the former home of director Daniel Draper.

Manifesto captures the under-represented facet of party politics at a vital time in British political history. It captures the peaks and troughs of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party from the coalface. It also gives a vital voice to a working-class community on film.

"Corbyn's campaigners keep calm and carry on"

The Guardian


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"A blistering call to arms"

Buzz Magazine


Manifesto is the final instalment of the Hope Trilogy - along with Nature of the Beast and The Big Meeting - in a series of films depicting the Labour movement over the last six years.

Following its UK cinema release and community tour, Shut Out The Light's fourth film is now available on DVD, On Demand and on True Story.

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