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Liverpool filmmakers shine spotlight on the forgotten men of the Falklands

A powerful and gripping documentary from a talented team of Liverpool filmmakers is currently in production, with a hard hitting trailer now officially released.

The Forgotten Men Of The Falklands War tells the true story of Edward Denmark – a Falklands War veteran from Wirral with terminal blood cancer who is fighting for justice for the Argentinian veterans he once fought against.

Edward Denmark served in The Falklands War of 1982 as a British Army Rapier Gunner and his T Battery shot down 14 enemy planes between them. Edward has since published three books and one of them – entitled ‘Not For Queen And Country’ – caught the attention of some of the Argentinian veteran soldiers who he once fought against.

After beginning dialogue with the Argentinian veterans via social media and becoming friends with them, Edward came to realise that up to 15,000 of his former enemy have yet to be recognised by their government for their part in the war – without any healthcare, pension or medals and some living in arduous conditions. In contrast, all British soldiers have received medals including those who remained in the UK.

Edward has since been diagnosed with terminal blood cancer and it is his aim to help bring about justice for his former enemy before he dies. The documentary follows his journey as he campaigns for their recognition and takes on the Argentinian government to bring recognise these forgotten soldiers, despite suffering from terminal cancer.

Liverpool filmmakers shine spotlight on the forgotten men of the Falklands

In January 2020 he travelled to Argentina along with local journalist, Justin Hopper of La Vida Liverpool online magazine, and appeared on the biggest news channels, radio stations and newspapers in the country. The documentary tells the story of this incredible pilgrimage as he brings the campaign into to the public eye and meets many of the Argentinian veterans in the process – with some heart warming moments captured.

This documentary aims to be finished and ready for release in 2021 but it is not a documentary simply for entertainment – it is a documentary for change. The ultimate goal of the documentary is to convince the Argentinian government to recognise their forgotten soldiers, with the possibility of a charity being created on the back of it that could pave the way for justice for unrecognised war veterans around the world.

The Forgotten Men Of The Falklands War is a ground breaking and unique documentary about friendship, forgiveness, honour, war and injustice. In addition to the main aim of the documentary, it aims to tell the story of The Falklands War like never before and strengthen the relationship between the UK and Argentina – bringing about a better understanding of their culture and showcasing the beauty of its country and people.

The trailer has now been released and has been shown on the biggest news channel in Argentina, TN news (HERE), and will be shared in the UK and throughout South America, with extensive coverage anticipated – the story has already featured in the mainstream media in Argentina and regionally here in the UK earlier this year.

A team of successful and highly talented Liverpool filmmakers has been assembled and funding is now being pursued for the completion of the full feature length documentary. Plans are in place for filming and interviews locally, at the Argentinian Embassy in London and in Argentina where we intend to meet government officials.

The Forgotten Men Of The Falklands War is a story like no other and the documentary is set to captivate audiences across the globe with the emotional subjects it covers.

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