Throughout a summer of accusations and allegations, award-winning documentary director Lynn Alleway follows Camila at close quarters and witnesses first-hand her fight to save the charity she founded 19 years previously.
As filming begins it isn’t yet public knowledge that the charity is teetering on the edge of insolvency and that the government is demanding that Camila stands down as CEO. Lynn films inside Kids Company HQ as the story breaks and the charity finds itself hitting the headlines on a daily basis.
As allegations of mismanagement and money being misspent mount, Camila stands firm, resisting moves to downsize and make staff redundant, and she vows to fight on and save the charity.
The film addresses questions about what really happened to Kids Company. The director shifts from confidante to interrogator, bringing an emotional resonance to a familiar news story.
But while the charity is no more, those in need have not gone away. As for Camila, she remains defiant – she is down, but not out.
A Century Films Production for BBC ONE
1x 60 minutesExecutive ProducerKatie BailiffEdited byFergal McGrathDirected byLynn Alleway
"Camila’s Kids Company: The Inside Story, is an extraordinary film. I’ve read the papers and watched Newsnight and everything, but this is a different view. It is – as it says on the tin – the inside story; it’s damning, but also, weirdly, a little bit vindicatory."The Guardian
"A bombshell fly-on-the-wall documentary provides an astonishing insight into her fall from grace as one of Britain’s best-known charities fell apart around her amid allegations of financial mismanagement."Daily Mail