Online Reggae Magazine

Movies

Movies about reggae, rastafari or Jamaica.

Pressure

Pressure

Year: 1975
Genre: Drama
Country :United Kingdom
Director :Horace Ové
Production(s) :British Film Institute

Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy.

Popularity: 1801 visitors.

Outline

Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy. As his initially high hopes are repeatedly dashed - he cannot find work anywhere; potential employers treat him with suspicion because of his colour - his sense of alienation grows. In a bid to find a sense of belonging, he joins his black friends who, estranged from their submissive parents, seek a sense of purpose in the streets and in chases with the police.

An angry but sincere and balanced film, Pressure deals with the identity struggles that children of immigrants have to face and Horace Ové makes the most of his combination of professional actors and local non-actors from the streets of London.

Buy it!

Buy from Amazon

Options

Poster


Pressure
Pressure - 1975

Browse movies

 5  A  B  C  D
 F  G  J  K  L
 M  N  O  P  Q
 R  S  T  W  Z

Recently addedView all

News
Four Seasons Riddim
20 Sep
Article
Interview: Cedric Myton
19 Sep

© 2007-2014 United Reggae. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. Read about copyright

Terms of use | About us | Contact us | Authors | Newsletter | A-Z

Partners: Talawa | Jammin Reggae Archives | DAVIBE Jamaica | Reggaenet.pl | One One One Wear