Wonga tells ‘unscripted’ story of customers with 30-minute documentary


In its struggle to dispel controversy around the payday loan sector, Wonga has created a film featuring 12 of its customers who it claims have spoken unscripted about a part of their lives that required them to take out a Wonga loan.

Gary Tarn, the BAFTA-nominated director behind documentaries Black Sun and The Prophet, was allegedly given full creative control over the 12 Portraits project and chose the people featured in the film from a database of customers who had volunteered to tell their story.

“The film is more a reflection of modern Britain today, and Wonga’s place in it, than a documentary on the company,” said Tarn.

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