Tuesday 14 February / 7 p.m. / Unitarian Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW
Next week Cambridge Unite Community, in collaboration with Cambridge Area Momentum and the Cambridge People's Assembly, will hold a free community screening of Ken Loach's acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake. The film depicts the new cruelty of Britain's welfare system, redesigned by the coalition and Conservative governments to punish their scapegoats for austerity: here, that means those of us who are unemployed or disabled (as for other state agencies it means those of us who are immigrants).
The film tells the story of Dan (played by Dave Johns), a 59-year-old joiner in Newcastle who has to give up his lifelong trade because of a heart condition. He and his new friend Katie (Hayley Squires), a young mother who's moved with her children from a London hostel into a local council flat, struggle to get the help they need from a state that only remembers how to discipline and punish.
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