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Wednesday 16th March 2022

Careful Now! presents Sorry We Missed You

— The Cube
A wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the gig economy
price: Headfirst Tickets

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“Gritty, humane kitchen sink drama from the modern master (Ken Loach), tracing the pitfalls of 0 hours contracts and self-employment on domestic life.”
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Join Bristol collective Careful Now! for a screening of Ken Loach’s 2019 film Sorry We Missed You. A wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the gig economy.

Ricky, a former labourer, and his care-working wife Abby - who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash - are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise. But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children. Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skilfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.

[Synopsis provided by Zeitgeist Films]

After the screening there will be a short Q&A with Zach, representing the Couriers’ Branch of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB)

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