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Made by Trinidadian director Horace Ove, Pressure is widely acknowledged to have kick-started black British cinema. The story highlights the struggles of Tony, a young black school leaver who, despite having good academic qualifications, finds it all but impossible to find a job. His growing frustration with the institutional racism that prevents him from gaining employment leads him to open up to radical ideas - and question a system that denies him opportunities and benefits.
Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
After being released from prison Ricky finds he is being pulled back into a life of crime, with devastating results for his family.
16+ years 89 mins
A realistic film depicting urban African-American life in '70s LA, about a husband who has to work very long hours at a slaughterhouse.
14+ years 77 mins
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Bringing the words of noted writer James Baldwin to life, we explore how documentary I Am Not Your Negro dissects the history of racial inequality in America.
Reading time 7 mins
A selection of films looking at international representations of Black History across cinema.
No. of films24
Films for Primary and Secondary that celebrate identity and teach the importance of belonging and inclusion.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films30
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