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I, Daniel Blake – Screening at Kinning Park Complex

2 February 2017 | 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Kinning Park Complex
43 Cornwall Street
Glasgow, G411BA United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: I, Daniel Blake

Director: Ken Loach | Countries of production: Belgium, France, United Kingdom | Year: 2016 | Length: 100 min
Language: English | Certificate: 15 Cert

Take One Action patron Ken Loach returns to contemporary Britain for this impassioned indictment of its brutal welfare system.

Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.


Beyond the Screen

A free screening of the thought-provoking and challenging Ken Loach film: I, Daniel Blake will take place in association with the weekly Kinning Park Complex Community Kitchen pay-what-you-want dinner. Afterwards, there will be presentations and a panel discussion about the impact of austerity on individuals and society.

Community Dinner: 17:30-19:00
Screening: 19:00-20:30
Presentations & Panel Discussion: 20:30-22:00

The presentations will be made by Alan Ferguson who will share a personal story of his experience with benefit sanctions. Castlemilk Against Austerity will give be discussing how to be an acitivist in the face of austerity.

Panel members will include Rosie Kane McGarvey (Former MSP), Chris Stephens (MP), Matt Lygate (On the Corner), Darren Loki McGarvey, John Beattie (UWS) and Ian McGregor (Glasgow South West Foodbank). There will also be information stalls run at the event by WestGAP, Castlemilk Against Austerity and Scottish Unemployed Workers Network who will provide information on what their organisations do to fight austerity practices and how they help people living in poverty.

Feel free to come along to any part of the event, bring your friends, family and engage. For more details on some of the organisations involved, check out the links below:

WestGAP: http://westgap.co.uk/
Castlemilk Against Austerity: https://www.facebook.com/castlemilkagainstausterity/
Scottish Unemployed Workers Network: https://scottishunemployedworkers.net/


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