'I, Daniel Blake' - free film screening and discussion

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Join us for a free screening of 'I, Daniel Blake', with post show discussions and free popcorn (obviously).

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Join us for a free screening of 'I, Daniel Blake', with post show discussions and free popcorn (obviously).

On Wednesday 12th February join us for a free screening of 'I, Daniel Blake' . Doors open at 2pm, and the film will start at 2.30pm. Stay for a post-show panel discussion Q&A with some north east based academics on social justice, access to healthcare, and inequalities.

Please note you must be 15 years of age or older to attend this event

Daniel Blake (59) 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 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.

Speakers include:

Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology

Tracy Shildrick, Professor of Inequalities

Alison Atkinson-Phillips, Oral History Unit, Research Associate (Foodbank Histories project)

Silvie Fisch, Oral History Unit, Research Associate (Foodbank Histories project)

This is a FREE event but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

Contact: 0191 208 1228 or fms.engagement@ncl.ac.uk

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