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Dieselgate documentary in the making – Backfire: The VW Fraud of The Century

 
Dieselgate documentary in the making

Not only consumers, but dealers too have lost money, reputation due to VW Dieselgate.

A documentary titled – ‘Backfire: The Volkswagen Fraud of the Century’ is being made by Steve Kalafer, the 66 year old producer of over 16 documentary films (3 of them receiving Oscar nomination). Kalafer, who is also a Volkswagen dealer, wishes to bring out facts about the Volkswagen diesel emission crisis.

Kalafer has been oen car dealerships for over 39 years. He is currently Chairman of Flemington Car & Truck Country, which owns a family of 17 dealerships, one of them is a VW.

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The car and equipment which brought to light VW Dieselgate scandal. Image – West Virginia University

Viewing the VW Dieselgate emission scandal as a clear case of cheating by the company, Kalafer wishes to bring out further details with the new documentary Backfire: The Volkswagen Fraud of the Century.

In the film, he emphasizes unsatisfactory reactions of the company executives to this open case of cheating while bringing out more facts and figures of the scandal. The film will also highlight harm caused to customers and dealers who have stood by VW over the years and put their life savings into VW franchises. He states that till date, VW has been silent on how the company plans to compensate these affected customers and dealers.

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Speaking at an interview in the lobby of Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas at the National Automobile Dealers Association, Kalafer stated that he has yet to decide whether Backfire: The Volkswagen Fraud of the Century will be a single documentary or a series. It will bring out stories of both customers and dealers and the impact the dieselgate scandal has had on their lives.

via autonews

 

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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