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  • Apr 17, 2015

Mobile M+: Moving Images (Part Three: It’s A Free World)

Fillm still from Ken Loach’s It’s a Free World (2007). Courtesy

“Hope” was the overarching theme given to the second weekend of screenings for “Mobile M+: Moving Images.” It is also a topic that is illustrated in the 2007 film It’s a Free World, which was presented at the Venice Film Festival that same year and won the film’s screenwriter, Paul Laverty, the Golden Osella award for best screenplay. Produced by British film and television director Ken Loach, known for his socialist views and cinematic portrayals of issues such as labor conditions and poverty, It’s a Free World is a confronting and heartfelt look at the situation surrounding the exploitation of cheap immigrant labor.