Oscar-nominated documentarian and businessman Steve Kalafer is again placing on his producer hat in his most current project, named “Backfire: The Volkswagen Fraud of the Century,” a documentary that aims to find the truth behind the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, reports Automotive News.
And he’s the excellent individual to do it: Kalafer is also a Volkswagen dealer.
Kalafer, very best known for “Sister Rose’s Passion,” a documentary about a nun’s efforts to fight anti-Semitism in the Catholic Church, and for “The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption,” which examined corruption and politics in New Jersey, will team up with his son, Jonathan, to make the film.
The film producer owns a 17-franchise group in New Jersey, one particular of them a Volkswagen store, so the project hits close to property for him. Nonetheless, he will remain behind the camera as he believes any on-camera involvement on his element will have a unfavorable impact on the film.
“I will not have a point of view,” he stated. “The participants will.”
The documentary will concentrate on other stakeholders, such as clients, dealers, regulators, and even former Volkswagen executives.
To date, Kalafer hasn’t launched a website for the film, and it is not listed as a existing project on IMDB. Nonetheless, we hope Kalafer is successful his project, if for no other cause than this a single line in the course of his interview with AN.
“When I came to Volkswagen [to discuss the film], they stated, “Why are you carrying out this?’ I said, “To tell the truth.’”
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