The Spirit of '45 (U) + ScreenTalk

3pm / Reviving the ‘common good’ and how to pay for it

8 June 2013
Cinema 3

Standard - £10.50 online /
£11.50 on the door

Barbican Members - £8.40 online /
£9.20 on the door

Concessions - £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Under 18s £6

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Ken Loach’s The Spirit of 45 shows how the post-war Attlee government undertook the most extensive and radical overhaul of industry and public services, prioritising the needs of ordinary people over the interests of the privileged minority and despite the economy being in dire straits.

The ‘Spirit of '45’ legacy lives on in the NHS, but it and many other public services are under attack; the divide between the rich and the rest, has become greater; and the nation’s political and financial power resides again, within a very small circle of decision-makers.

So what stands in the way of reviving the ‘common good?’ And how do we pay for it?

UK 2013 Dir Ken Loach 98 min

Taking part in the post-screening ScreenTalk will be John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network (now a worldwide campaign), author and commentator Polly Courtney, and the Executive Director of the campaigning anti-poverty organisation War on Want, John Hilary, and BBC Radio 4's Jeremy Hardy.

Hosted by Tipping Point Film Fund and the Tax Justice Network

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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