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I, Daniel Blake: Film Screening and Panel

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Innis College

2 Sussex Ave

Toronto, ON M5S 1J5

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Please join us for another Wellesley Institute film night. This year we are screening I, Daniel Blake. This film explores themes of poverty, social assistance, discrimination, and health. It 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.

Plot

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.

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Four panelists will join our CEO, Dr. Kwame Mckenzie for a discussion after the film. Panelists include:

Mike Creek, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Working for Change

Cheyanne Ratnam, Project Coordinator, A Way Home Toronto

Mary Marrone, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services, Income Security Advocacy Centre

Janet Menard, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Community and Social Services


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