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Film Screening of 'I Daniel Blake' followed by speaker and discussion of be...
Thu 23 February 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 GMT
Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and film starts at 7pm. After the film a discussion about the benefits reforms and issues associated with poverty will take place with Mike Cormack from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty
This is a free community screening of 'I Daniel Blake' in light of the benefits sanctions and the devastating effects that benefits sanctions are having on people. Come along and take part in the discussion and hear about the issues that have forced the Scottish Government to restructure their provision of benefits in the light of UK welfare reforms.
'I Daniel Blake' is the latest film made by Ken Loach and screen writer Paul Laverty. The film has been critically acclaimed around the world receiving multiple awards and accolades such as winning the Palme d'Or - the highest prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Prix du public - the prize awarded by the audience attending at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival.
The film follows the story of an out of work carpenter, Daniel Blake as he tries to negotiate the heart condition which keeps him from working and the benefits system. Whilst trying to communicate his doctors advice to the those who are administrating the benefits, he meets and befriends Katie and her two children, Dylan and Daisy who have been forced to relocate from their home London...
Come and take part in a nation wide series of screenings where the distribution company has made it available to communities pre-release to DVD so that important conversations can take place and so that people who have not seen the film, and who cannot afford to, may do.
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