Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Caribbean Films

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September 22, 2016


Pressure (1976)
Horace Ovรฉ, Trinidad & Tobago

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Pressure has the distinction of being the first feature length film to be directed by a Black filmmaker, Trinidad-bornย Horace Ovรฉ, in Britain. Although set in the Notting Hill area of London during the 1970s, the themes explored in the film โ€“ generational differences between first and second generation immigrant West Indians, poverty, unemployment, antisocial behavior, andย  police harassment โ€” are still very relevant in today’s world, and around the Caribbean.