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Shoot the Messenger (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 April 2006 (USA)
Shoot The Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.

Director:

Ngozi Onwurah

Writer:

Sharon Foster
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Cast

Credited cast:
Medina Aijikawo Medina Aijikawo ... Sarah
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Heather
Jotham Annan Jotham Annan ... Nevil
Feyi Babalola Feyi Babalola ... Woman #2
Channei Bain Channei Bain ... Shenqua
Ariyon Bakare ... Elroy
Richard Blackwood Richard Blackwood ... Sir Galahad - Radio DJ
Heather Bleasdale Heather Bleasdale ... Tracey Willis
Graham Bohea Graham Bohea ... Fred
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Councillor Watts
Jay Byrd ... Mabel
Sabina Cameron ... Woman #1
Rupert Degas ... Solicitor
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ... Sherlene
George Eggay George Eggay ... Neil
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Shoot The Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.

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This TV film was shocking yet truthful at times
30 August 2006 | by CameocandyxxSee all my reviews

This TV film was shocking yet truthful at times. Yes, the film discusses racism and the prejudices facing black people in British society. However, it cleverly illustrates the lack of support within the black community, it shows the lead character, a teacher who believes that by giving his troubled black pupils detention, he can enforce education on them.

However, when a particular student accuses him of assault his own community turn against him. From that he goes on a journey in discovering and highlighting the problems, for example, black single mothers, black troubled youths, black religious beliefs, and so on, do not judge this film, if you have not seen it. I am not going to give too much away, because I do not want to spoil it for anyone. I found it extremely funny and upsetting at times, do not avoid this film .


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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