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DarkStar
DarkStar

Just watched this fantastic film - 'I Daniel Blake' at the cinema. Fantastic gritty director Ken Loach. Portrays the real life hardships of those within the British benefits system. As opposed to the stereotypical view of many.

Something I have lived experience of personally. Raw & emotive, without all the usual over-dramatisation or any special effects. British film at its best.

The whole of the British government needs to wake up & watch this. Prisoners are treated better than those on benefits.

 
Anonymous
Anonymous

The whole of the British government needs to wake up & watch this. Prisoners are treated better than those on benefits.

It seems to me that the British government cannot handle such a series of revelations; they have problems governing, no matter which party happens to be in power.

Prisoners are treated better than those on benefits, which is quite true. And yet those on benefits, because of their freedom of movement, have far more to offer society than prisoners who could well be incarcerated for the rest of their lives. More attention should be paid to helping those who, through no fault of their own, have fallen through the safety net with further education, transport assistance, job recommendations. And follow-up support too, especially for those who have been out of work for several years and have to adapt.

 
Sammy1970
Sammy1970

Just watched this fantastic film - 'I Daniel Blake' at the cinema. Fantastic gritty director Ken Loach. Portrays the real life hardships of those within the British benefits system. As opposed to the stereotypical view of many.

Something I have lived experience of personally. Raw & emotive, without all the usual over-dramatisation or any special effects. British film at its best.

The whole of the British government needs to wake up & watch this. Prisoners are treated better than those on benefits.

I have always loved Ken Loach and watched his movies over the years - 'Riff Raff' being one of my favourites. I strongly identified with his message being born and bred in England from 1970 and seen how the landscape of British society has changed over time. I have only seen clips of the IDB movie and the gritty style we know and love from Ken is apparent from the parts I have seen.

Unfortunately this has been going on for decades and it's been getting worse and worse. The government already knows this goes on, but they don't care. The fact that Workfare exists, shows that the slave labour treatment of the unemployed is acceptable to politicians. The entire system is structured to grind people into the dirt and cause despair. The media churning out television programs about people on benefits trying to demonise them and blame the ills of society on the poor. I believe its to distract people from the real leaches in society, which are the political class.

I hope I can see IDB up in Leicester Square at the little independent cinema the Prince Charles, as they show great films that have been and gone.

 
BertieKerter1
BertieKerter1

I cannot wait to wacth it.

 
jorgeliusbreat
jorgeliusbreat

Hi Daniel! 

 
Steel.City.Fox
Steel.City.Fox

I watched this movie as part of my training to become a social worker. Very eye opening and such an amazing piece of film. Makes you think about the poverty line and the government.