The Save the Children Fund FilmN/C 12+
- Dates Showing:
- Saturday 5 May
- Show Times:
- 16:40 [ see showings ]
In 1969 Ken Loach was commissioned by Save the Children to make a film portraying its work, to mark the 50th anniversary of the charity and intended for broadcast on London Weekend Television. Already a fiercely political filmmaker, Loach opened the film with a quotation from Friedrich Engels, and went on to construct a film that explored the politics of race, class and charity in capitalist society. At that time Save the Children representatives felt the film subverted their aims. The ensuing dispute meant that Save the Children did not agree to a public screening of the work until late last year, as part of the British Film Institute’s Loach retrospective.
This is the Scottish premiere of the film, presented here with the support of Glasgow Friends of May Day, and with thanks to Save the Children.
Intro and Q&A with Dr David Archibald.
- Ken Loach
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