Black History Month screenings start this evening at the University of Portsmouth.
Here is the full programme.
Location: Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth (hosted by Portsmouth Film Society)
Wednesday, 5 October, 7pm
GONE BY TOO FAR (2013), UK 88min
(opening film event- supported by UoP and staff Multicultural Network) pre-drinks reception at 6.30pm
When London teenager Yemi’s big brother comes to live with him from Nigeria, Ikudayisi’s terrible fashion sense, broad Yoruba accent and misplaced confidence with the opposite sex threaten to destroy Yemi’s already small amount of street cred. When the pair are forced to spend the day together on their Peckham estate Yemi is forced to confront local bullies, the unattainable girl of his dreams and his own African heritage, eventually teaching both of them the values of family and self-respect.
Wednesday, 12th October, 7pm
THE HARD STOP (2016), 85min UK – Documentary
“The Hard Stop” is an intimate documentary revealing the story, away from all the press coverage, of Mark Duggan’s friends and family following his death. He was shot and killed in a Hard Stop police procedure in 2011, sparking the most violent riots in recent British history.
Wednesday, 19th October
PRESSURE (1976) UK, 120 min
(Supported by UoP and Student Union)
As London school-leaver Tony attempts to secure employment, he becomes entangled in boiling cultural tensions between the white establishment and his Jamaican background. Still the seminal portrait of the pressures faced by immigrants in Britain, this remains a caustic denouncement of institutional racism. Raw performances and confrontational politics power the first British film made by a black director … do not miss out.