Ben filming a Welthungerhilfe campaign in Kenya
Photo: Bewegte Zeiten/Jürgen Kinateder

Filming Campaigns

We bring the power of documentary to your campaign. Documentary film is one of the most powerful storytelling tools – human, observational, educational, creative – and convincing. 

Got a story to tell?

While our own film projects get independently financed and produced, we are also available for hire. With over 20 years' worth of documentary production experience, our team will help you get your message across: from providing camera crews to managing complete productions and marketing them. 

All along, Ben has been making his 'own' documentary films with various production companies and broadcasters (see each film page for details).

Film the change you want to see in the world

Film & Campaign founder Ben Kempas also makes his own films, many of them produced or co-produced by international broadcasters and production companies (see each listing for details). 

These films have one strong theme running through them: they're all about people trying to achieve change – tearing down tall dams or cruel borders, restoring indigenous culture or a whole country, or ridding the world of nuclear weapons. 

His most successful film to date, UPSTREAM BATTLE, had its North American premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and won a number of environmental and human rights awards, screening at more than 30 festivals worldwide.

And Then You Win

The first film produced by FILM & CAMPAIGN is currently in progress. AND THEN YOU WIN follows four women who dedicated their lives to the grassroots campaign for Scottish independence.

Film & Campaign is also co-producing FIELDS OF HOPE, about the plight of the Chagossian people to return to their home.

FIELDS OF HOPE

Chagos islanders' endless fight to return home

When the US military set its sights on the Chagos archipelago in the 1960s, the peaceful life the islanders had enjoyed for generations ended abruptly. 50 years later, will they manage to go back?
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AND THEN YOU WIN

Four women and the state of Scottish independence

A document of how the people of Scotland – and women in particular – have built the biggest grassroots campaign Scotland has seen in living memory.
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UPSTREAM BATTLE

Campaign for the largest dam removal project ever

Native Americans on the Klamath River fight for their fish – against an energy corporation. Their struggle may trigger the largest dam removal project in history.
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GEGEN DIE GRENZE

Taking on East Germany's regime and paying the ultimate price

Sentenced for life in East Germany, then redeemed by the West, Michael Gartenschläger couldn't stop fighting the regime. He stole mines from the Iron Curtain – till the Stasi killed him.
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THE LOCH LONG MONSTER

Citizens 'disarm' Britain's nuclear weapons

The peace movement has protested for decades, but does not ever seem to get very far. The new option, according to activists from Trident Ploughshares, is "people's disarmament".
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TO BE A NATION AGAIN

The case for independence in the run-up to the first-ever Scottish Parliament

The case for independence in the run-up to the first-ever Scottish Parliament
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