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World Social Work Day @SWManMet- 'I Daniel Blake' Screening
Tue 21 March 2017, 16:00 – 18:30 GMT
Please join us at Manchester Metropolitan University to celebrate World Social Work Day 2017.
This year in recognition of the impact of inequalities and austerity on people and communities, we will be showing a public screening of the mutli award winning film 'I Daniel Blake'. The film is directed by Ken Loach, and depicts the battles faced by people who find themselves needing help from the Welfare State. The film will start at 4.30pm prompt.
This screening is open to all MMU students, academics, practitioners and community residents.
We will also be collecting for our local Trussell Trust foodbank throughout the day in Brooks building. Please do take the time to bring some non perishable food items, toiletries or household products that may be useful.
We will also have further information about Social Work at MMU.
REVIEWS of I Daniel Blake
Metro, David Edwards – Daily Mirror, New Internationalist, Mark Kermode - The Observer, Morning Star, The Irish Times, Daily Star
The List, The Guardian, Metro, The Times, The Irish Times, Movies.ie, Cinevue, HeyUGuys, Flickreel, Time Out , Empire, Total Film
“a celebration of the decency and kinship of (extra)ordinary people.” Mark Kermode - The Observer
“If you only see one film this year, see this.” New Internationalist
“it’s a quietly fearsome piece of drama” Daily Telegraph
“one of the most powerful and moving films in recent memory” Harvard Crimson
“An immediate classic” and “Packs an emotional punch with an honesty that shocks” Kate Muir The Times
“blunt, dignified and brutally moving “**** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity of its own”. **** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“a moving experience that deserved its standing ovation and a second Palme d’Or for Loach” **** Metro
“I was utterly floored by this film, heart broken and tearful. It might be Ken’s best film ever, in terms of its simple clarity and power.” Jason Solomons