Our Next Film….I, Daniel Blake
UK
2015
100 mins
Director Ken Loach
Starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
Cert 15

Winner of the Palme d’Or in 2016, this is the story of an ordinary working man who, having suffered a heart attack, is battling with the welfare system. On his mission for an appeal he encounters a single mother and her two children who have been forced to migrate to Newcastle from their home in London.
Their relationship brings a lot of warmth and heart to the film as you see these disenfranchised people help each other because nobody within the system will.

“Brims with spirit, sympathy and candor as it tackles the catastrophic displacement brought on by economic and technological change.” – Washington Post