Award winning director Ken Loach supports charity screening

Award winning director, Ken Loach, was in town last Monday to support the charity screening of his film The Wind That Shakes The Barley organised by the Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association (CADFA) at the Tricycle Theatre on Kilburn High Road. It was aimed at raising funds to support the association’s work in Abu Dis, Palestine.

Award winning director Ken Loach

Award winning director Ken Loach spoke about Abu Dis, a town that is experiencing lack of access to education, healthcare and food because of a dividing wall set up by the Israeli Government at the charity screening of his movie The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

The film, Loach said, is about the war of independence of the Irish from the British in the 1920s after the atrocity the British displayed which is similarly connected to the situation in Abu Dis, Palestine.

He added: “Abu Dis is a town that is experiencing lack of access to education, healthcare and food because of a dividing wall set up by the Israeli Government. The Palestinians need our undivided support – what they are going through is wretched and intolerable.”

CADFA Coordinator Nandita Dowson said that about 150 people came to show their support adding that they have raised a total of £ 1,780 for the association.

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