eilidhsd (eilidhsd) wrote in mfu_canteen,

social realism

Ken Loach's play Cathy Come Home, about a woman and her family sliding into complete poverty and homelessness, was a wake up call for the UK in the 1960s and its echoes remain today.
The BBC showed it again last night. Here is Cathy on her final stop with her remaining two children, in an emergency hostel where women and their kids live in what is essentially a dormitory with beds in cubicles:

Social realism, indeed! Every detail thought out.

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