Film Screening: I, Daniel Blake

Location
G15 Muirhead Tower
Category
Social Sciences, Students
Dates
Thursday 23rd February 2017 (17:30-21:00)
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Contact

Although this event is free donations would be greatly appreciated. Please register for this event in advance by contacting Marie Greene: m.s.greene@bham.ac.uk.

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.

Watch the trailer here

This event is hosted by the Social Policy Society. There will also be tea, coffee and cake, and a chance to discuss the film afterwards.

All welcome.