Ken Loach (Cathy Come Home) on the London Riots and More

The leftwing film director talks about the riots, his early work on television and the documentary he made for Save the Children 40 years ago that is about to be screened for the first time

The Guardian’s Kira Cochrane asks Ken Loach whether it upsets him when his films are censored or withdrawn, and he says:

“It makes you angry, not on your own behalf, but on behalf of the people whose voices weren’t allowed to be heard. When you had trade unions, ordinary people, rank and file, never been on television, never been interviewed, and they’re not allowed to be heard, that’s scandalous. And you see it over and over again. I mean, we heard very little from the kids in the riots. You hear some people being inarticulate in a hood, but very few people were actually allowed to speak.”

Read the whole article here.

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