Wed 26 Feb, 2020 – 7.15pm (Doors open 6.45)
The Hive Studio, Worcesete
Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up rapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against dept since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.
Running time: 1h 41m
DIRECTED BY Ken Loach • WRITTEN BY Paul Laverty • CAST Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Procto
This is a ‘Pay What You Feel’ event. It is free to attend but donations are welcome and will help us to run future events.
This event is supported by the University of Worcester, FBU, UNITE Community, WTUC.
One thought on “Sorry We Missed You – Ken Loach 2019”
What a thought provoking, sobering film which left the whole audience quietly stunned by the exploitation in our society. As I had already watched the BBC Amazon programme I was aware of the profit above all else. Wow. I felt compassion for the whole ‘trapped’ family. This should be compulsory viewing.
Please pass on our thanks to all who made this viewing available.
Worcester received a relevant and pertinent film. Here’s to the next screening.