Film screening and discussion
Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie who is battling to keep her two young children fed. Daniel and Katie find themselves in a no-man’s land, striving to pull themselves out of the welfare bureaucracy of modern day Britain.
I, Daniel Blake won the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016 and was nominated for Best Picture, Outstanding British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress & Best Director at the 2017 BAFTA Awards.
Following the screening, director Ken Loach will discuss the pressing social issues highlighted in his film and how we can move towards a more equal platform from which people can manage their lives.