Described as 'blunt, dignified and brutally moving' by The Guardian, 'I, Daniel Blake', tells the story of a man who has worked all his life, but now due to poor health needs help from the welfare system that he has paid into his whole working life.
An assessment by the authorities deems Daniel fit to work, despite medical advice to rest and recover, and his maintenance and support allowance is cut. The film highlights the struggles of real people in the welfare system, and the lengths they will go to survive.
The film was awarded Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
We will be screening 'I, Daniel Blake', free of charge at Leeds Trinity University.
Refreshments from 5.15pm, film starts at 5.45pm
Thursday 19 October 2017
Leeds Trinity University
The screening is free, but if you would like to make a donation, please donate change or food - which will be split between Leeds Foodbank and St George's Crypt in Leeds, to help those who are struggling and in need of our help. Items you can donate: Long life milk; Long life fruit juice; Tinned Vegetables; Tinned Meat; Tinned Fish; Tinned Tomatoes; Pasta Sauces; Cereal; Tinned Fruit; Sponge puddings.
How to book?
To book your free ticket please register via the Eventbrite link.
For further details, please contact Mary Shannon, Senior Lecturer in Children, Young People & Families, Institute of Childhood and Education by email or phone: 0113 283 710 ext 695, or Hannah Hayward, Coordinating Lay Chaplain, by email or phone: 0113 283 7100 Ext. 435.