London Labour Film Festival

idanielblake

Film Review – I Daniel Blake – by Martin Spence (BECTU)

November 4, 2016

  Ken Loach’s latest film, I, Daniel Blake, has garnered rich and widespread praises – among other things, winning the director an almost-unprecedented second Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It has attracted such plaudits that a childishly perverse part of me almost wants to find fault. But the truth is, I can’t. This […]

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A day off work to write a blog post – Matilda Welin

August 29, 2016

We have had a volunteer scheme at my workplace where you could get one day off to do something for the wider society, and still get paid. I asked if I could write this blog post. It isn’t really about support to the wider society, though… It’s only about support to me. But I hope […]

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Winter on Fire – film review – Anna Burton

June 22, 2016

This film charts the Ukranian rebellion in the bitter winter of 2013/2014 against corrupt President Viktor Yanukovyvh, who was elected on a false promise to bring the country into the European Union, and instead cuts a deal with Russian’s Vladimir Putin. What initially starts out as a protest around EU membership turns into a fight […]

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the 33

THE 33 FILM REVIEW – ANNA BURTON FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

June 8, 2016

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. Holy moly, I totally adored this film. Having watched the REAL story unfold in the media, I was really worried that I might be a tad disappointed by the film, even with such a sterling […]

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