British filmmaker Ken Loach on media


This video says about itself:

I, DANIEL BLAKE Movie CLIPS (Cannes 2016 Palme d’OrKen Loach)

22 May 2016

A middle-aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Loach: Guardian readers should pick up the Star

Monday 17th October 2016

LEFTWINGERS must reject portrayals of the poor as “docile victims,” legendary film-maker Ken Loach said this weekend.

The director, whose new film I, Daniel Blake opens later this month, said he aimed to “to value, to show, to celebrate” resistance in his films.

“People fight back,” he said in an interview with liberal newspaper the Guardian. “People are not docile victims. In right-wing art, films, books, whatever, they like the poor as victims, because that is the politics of charity — the lady of the manor going around on Christmas.”

And he praised the people’s paper for portraying the struggles of working-class people.

“If you read the Morning Star as opposed to the Guardian, you’d see story after story, day after day, about people who are actually taking action,” he said.

“There’s the Durham teaching assistants, for example — it took you [the Guardian] ages to cover it. They are saying, we are not putting up with having our wages cut and being put out of work.”

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