What is being done to vulnerable people in Britain’s social security system? Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.
Because of the covid-19 measures and the restrictions in terms of room occupancy, the event has been split up:
13/10/2020 19:30 at Cinema RITCS: Screening ‘I, Daniel Blake’ (97’). Reservation is required. Buy your ticket here (€3 / €5)
20/10/2020 18:00 at BOZAR: Q&A with director Ken Loach (online presence), moderated by Karl Verstrynge (VUB). Reservation is required. Buy your ticket here (€10).
Both events are organized in the framework of Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (VUB), an interdisciplinary course for students and a series of lectures and activities open to all. The sixth edition (2020-2021) explores issues related to poverty.
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