On the 22nd February 2017, Coventry UCU were honored to have co-organised a screening of I Daniel Blake with Unite Community (Coventry and Warwickshire Branch) along with supporting organisations Peoples Assembly and Coventry Recovery Centre.
Our aim was to raise awareness of the sanctions regime in the benefits system and to highlight the desperation and indignity that this imposes on thousands of people in Britain today.
After the film there was a question and answer session in the theatre led by the director of the film Ken Loach, which was a huge success and enabled some very important issues to be raised and discussed.
The Q & A was filmed and we hope to be able to put on another screening for those who didn’t manage to get a ticket with a screening of the Q & A later this year.
Thanks to everyone who came and made this event a success.