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The film “I, Daniel Blake” (about the unfairness of the work capability assessment) wins the Cannes Palme d’Or.

What: The Cannes film festival jury awards its Palme d’Or award for best film to Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, which follows a man who is found fit for work through a WCA after a heart attack, but faces destitution because he is too ill to work.

Why significant: The film helped raise awareness of the unfairness of the WCA and its potentially fatal risk of harm to claimants.


'I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach takes the Palme d’or'