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Under The Knife
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Plymouth In UNISON are pleased present the nationally acclaimed film Under the Knife. This screening is open to members , non members and their families and friends
The NHS is seriously ill. Investigative film, Under the Knife, tells the chilling story of how Britain’s publicly funded national healthcare system has been systematically dismantled and undermined.
Narrated by award-winning actor, Alison Steadman, and endorsed by film director, Ken Loach, Under the Knife is a 90-minute documentary that tells the story of how the NHS arrived at its present-day crisis.
Under the Knife is to be screened in 50 venues – locations include London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, and Brighton. From its stormy birth, through seven decades of turmoil and political warfare, it has withstood almost everything that has confronted it – until now.
“Films, like words, can be weapons. This film is a weapon in our struggle to save the NHS. There should be details of the film in every hospital reception, every GP’s waiting room, every community centre,” said Bafta winning director, Ken Loach
“After a successful crowdfunding campaign and branch donations from UNITE, UNISON and TUC, we are taking the film into hospitals, universities and to a cinema near you,” said the film’s producer, Pamela Kleinot.
Former journalist, Kleinot, who worked in the NHS for many years as a psychotherapist, witnessed endless re-organisations, cuts and closures. “I experienced the surveillance, targets for staff and uncertainty that resulted from funding increasingly being cut,” she said. It was this that spurred her on to make the film.
In Under the Knife, Emmy award-winning director Susan Steinberg and Pamela Kleinot uncover the covert, creeping privatisation of the NHS in the past three decades, culminating in the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, which opened the floodgates to private companies.
Plymouth Arts Cinema,
· Plymouth College of Art,
· Tavistock Place,
· Plymouth PL4 8AT
· Date: Monday 24th Feb
· Time: 7pm
· Price: Free entrance apply for tickets via link below