Sunday 26 March 2017, 19:30 - 21:00

I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach

MAXXI Auditorium – free entrance until full capacity

Film screening and meeting with director Ken Loach, on the occasion of The Independent – European Alternatives. Terzo tempo / Overtime.

Speeches by Ken LoachBerardo Carboni and Danae Stratou are to precede the screening.

A film by Ken Loach
United Kingdom/France/Belgium 2016, 100′.
Starring Hayley Squires, Natalie Ann Jamieson, Dave Johns, Micky McGregor.
English version with Italian subtitles

59-year-old Daniel Blake from Newcastle has always worked as a carpenter. However, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life. Daniel meets Katie, a single mother with two little children, called Daisy and Dylan. The only option Katie has to get away from her London hostel room is that of accepting an apartment in a town she does not know, five hundred kilometres from London. Daniel and Katie end up in no man’s land, imprisoned by the oppressive bureaucratic system characterising the English social system. The typical rhetoric of contemporary England, which divides the population into those who work hard and those who take advantage of state subsidies so as not to work, underlies the whole story.

The event is to take place on the occasion of The Independent – European Alternatives. Terzo tempo / Overtime
organised in cooperation with DiEM Voice

 

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