‘I, Daniel Blake’ film screening in aid of homelessness in Cambridge, Wednesday 8th March 2017, 7:30pm, Pavilion Room
Join us for a screening of the BAFTA winning film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and help Hughes Hall raise awareness of local homeless issues.
The film will be introduced by Hughes Hall medical student Fiona Sheppard, who will share her experiences of working as a volunteer at Jimmy’s Nightshelter. There will also be information available on ways to get involved in helping vulnerably housed/homeless people.
About the film
‘Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness. 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 is to accept a flat some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy now played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.’
The event is free but there will be a chance to make a voluntary donation to the Cambridge Food Bank.
All Hughesians are welcome, spread the word, get involved and hopefully we can raise much-needed money and awareness of these issues in our own community.
Booking is essential, please book via Eventbrite – https://filmscreeningathughes.eventbrite.co.uk