Over his 50 years of working in film, British director Ken Loach has never been afraid to tackle pertinent political issues - homelessness, poverty, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, mental health - along with activism in his personal life. During the recent Bafta ceremony, Loach's I, Daniel Blake won an award for outstanding British film, beating out the likes of Denial and Notes On Blindness.
Loach's 2016 film depicts what he calls the 'Kafkaesque' British benefits system, designed so people struggle to access benefits and can suffer hugely as a result. During his speech, Loach hit out at the 'callous, brutal and disgusting' government and promoted the depiction of everyday problems in cinema. Long may he speak truth to power. Take a watch:
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