Pressure + Short Films

Age guide: 15A

October 06, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ
Price: Free - Donations towards THA invited

Director: Horace Ové, UK, 1975, 121 mins, 15A
Set in Ladbroke Grove, West London, an area with a large Caribbean population since the 1950s, the film shows the spirit of the 1970’s through the life of Anthony, a black teenager, born in Britain from parents from Trinidad and his struggles to find his way and identity in a white-dominated society. It’s considered the first British film with an all-black cast.

Two short films will be shown prior to the screening of ‘Pressure’: ‘Hairitage’ (2016) directed by Aisha Sanyang-Meek, and ‘Beneath the Surface’ (2017) directed by Yero Timi-Biu. These short films directed by two talented young women, explore different aspects of black struggles from a contemporary point of view.  

Aisha is a Bristol based-poet, journalist and filmmaker who presents her personal vision of the social and political aspects surrounding black hair. Yero is an East-London based award-winning TV, theatre and film writer, director and producer who explores in this film the friendship of two girls and how their experiences are different due to the color of their skin.

Black History Month celebration in partnership with West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum and Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. A tribute to the legacy of the Windrush Generation 70 years after the first wave of the Caribbean migration to the UK.


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