I, Daniel Blake – Screening & Panel Discussion

17264433_1577781212249578_8178261636994193121_nOver 120,000 children spent Christmas 2016 homeless*, and as many as 130,000 food parcels were given out by food banks to keep families alive over the festive period.**

This is why I, Daniel Blake – about a joiner who falls ill and must fight the bureaucracy of the UK welfare system – is one of the most important films of our time.

You may have heard about this film leaving audiences in tears. Our aim is to instead channel these emotions into passionate activism so we can better help the real-life Daniel Blakes that exist in our communities. Join us for a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion.

Ken Loach’s fierce, emphatic drama I, Daniel Blake is the triumphant winner of the Cannes 2016 Palme d’Or.

We will be joined by speakers from CAP (Community Awareness Programme) & others TBC

VENUE:
The Kingswood Suite
Wakefield Town Hall
Wood Street
WF1 2HQ

Entry for the event is £3. Tickets can be purchased through link below or on the door.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-daniel-blake-screening-panel-discussion-tickets-32884029016

FREE ENTRY on door for anyone who is unemployed/on JSA/ESA.

We will be raising money on the night for local food banks.

Wakefield Town Hall has step-free entry and a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

Supported by Wakefield South Ward, Hemsworth Labour Party, Wakefield Trades Council.

*https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/03/child-homelessness-christmas-eight-year-high-shelter-12000-children-temporary-accommodation

**http://www.welfareweekly.com/more-than-130000-to-be-fed-by-food-banks-this-christmas-mps-urged-to-donate/

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