I, Daniel Blake (2016)

In Ken Loach's powerful drama, a middle-aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

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Synopsis

Following a heart attack, 59-year-old Newcastle joiner Daniel Blake is advised by doctors and physiotherapists not to return to work but in order to receive benefits Daniel has to navigate his way through Britain’s complex welfare bureaucracy. While visiting the job centre, he meets Katie, a young single mother who has just been relocated to Newcastle with her two children from a London homeless shelter. Together they form a mutually beneficial alliance in an attempt to avoid poverty and homelessness.

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