Yellow Wednesdays are proud to present Ken Loach's award winning social commentary, I, Daniel Blake. Alongside the screening we will be hosting a conversation with community funding organisations to show you how you can access funds to help those in your local community.
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.
Winner - Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner - Audience Award - Locarno International Film Festival 2016
Winner - Audience Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016