Pressure (15)

Friday 25 October 2019
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Horace Ové
Cast: Herbert Norville, Oscar James
Country: UK
Language: English

Hailed as Britain’s first black feature-length film, Pressure is a hard-hitting portrait of the struggles and pressures faced by British-born, black youths. Set in 1970s London, Tony is a bright young school-leaver, the son of immigrant parents from Trinidad, who finds himself pulled between his parents' church-going conformity and his brothers' Black Power militancy. Tony has much potential, but struggles to find good employment as he faces down the suspicions and prejudices he suffers from potential employers due to his colour. As his alienation grows and he yearns to find a sense of belonging, he joins his black friends as they seek purpose and push against the white establishment by getting in chases with police officers in the streets.