Leading Northern Ireland charity Advice NI is celebrating its 21st birthday by hosting a unique preview screening of the recent Palme D’Or winner ‘I Daniel Blake’ in association with the Belfast Film Festival.
The film, made by legendary British director Ken Loach, has a particular resonance for Advice NI and its clients as it deals with issues relating to welfare reform and the austerity agenda’s impact on ordinary people.
‘I Daniel Blake’ has been described as a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make.
The film follows the life of Daniel Blake (59) who 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 a 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.
Join this preview screening of 'I Daniel Blake' at the Movie House Dublin Rd on Monday 17th October 2016 @ 7pm.
Tickets £6.50 available through the Belfast Film Festival box office 02890 246609 or www.belfastfilmfestival.org
Any profits from the event will be donated to the SOS Bus NI