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Wellesley Institute — I, DANIEL BLAKE Screening and Panel Discussion
December 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10
The Wellesley Institute presents a screening of Ken Loach’s I, DANIEL BLAKE (2016, 1hr 40min) on Monday December 11th at 6:30PM. A Panel discussion featuring Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO of the Wellesley Institute, will follow the film presentation.
From the event page:
“Please join us for another Wellesley Institute film night. This year we are screening I, Daniel Blake. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival, and the 2017 BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a carpenter 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.
Three panelists (TBA) will join our CEO, Dr. Kwame McKenzie, after the screening to discuss the GTA context and what steps we can take to improve access to assistance and services in our region to improve health and health equity. ”
Tickets are available online.