Cathy Come Home + Ken Loach Q&APG

Cathy Come Home + Ken Loach Q&A

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  • Tue 10 Mar
  • 75 minutes
  • Director: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis
  • UK (1966)

Synopsis


To mark 50 years of tackling poverty, Islington People’s Rights (IPR) is delighted to have organised a special screening of the BBC drama Cathy Come Home, followed by Q&A with the film’s acclaimed director, Ken Loach. First broadcast on television in 1966, it was watched by 12 million people, and had a major impact on its audience. 54 years on, homelessness and poverty continue to be issues worthy of attention and discussion.


Islington People’s Rights (IPR) has been offering independent advice on welfare benefits and debt matters to local people since 1969. Today, IPR provides direct help to over 2,500 people a year and supports some of the most vulnerable Islington residents through targeted specialist advice, notably those with mental health issues, other disabilities, addiction issues and ethnic minority groups. The introduction of Universal Credit and years of austerity have served to make IPR’s services more vital than ever.


Cathy Come Home

A British woman faces a downward social climb thanks to her country's rigid and problem-ridden welfare system.


The film will be followd by a Q&A with Ken Loach.