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Black History Month: Pressure

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Horace Ové • 1976 • UK • Drama • 128 mins • Cert 15

Celebrate Black History Month with our screening of Britain’s first black film.  

Set in 70s London, Pressure tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver and son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents’ church-going conformity and his brother’s Black Power militancy.

A vivid account of the cultural tensions between the Windrush generation and their children, now native to Britain, Pressure is powered by raw, authentic performances and political bite.  


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