Ken Loach

Ken Loach is an English film and television director known for his realistic style of filmmaking and the left wing and radical themes he often chooses for his films. Among his many films, he directed Land and Freedom (1995) about the Spanish Civil War, The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), about nationalist rebels in 1920s Ireland, Bread and Roses (2000), about a unionizing drive of Latino cleaning workers in Los Angeles, and Route Irish (2011), a film about a private security contractor in Iraq who sets out to find the truth about his friend’s death. Loach supports the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of the State of Israel, and together with John Pilger and Jemima Khan, was among the six people in court willing to offer surety for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange when he was arrested in London on December 7, 2010.

Issue #112

Spring 2019

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