Shoot the Messenger


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Running Time: 90 mins.
Genre: Drama, Foreign

Cast:
David Oyelowo
Charles Mnene
Nikki Amuka Bird
Jay Byrd

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Summary:
Disturbed by the problems within his own community, naive black Londoner Joe Pascale decides to become personally involved by sacrificing his high-paying tech job to become a teacher at an urban high school. In order to improve the prospects of his students, he utilizes a philosophy of "enforced education," determined to make these teens learn whether they want to or not. But when Germal, one of his most difficult pupils, accuses Joe of assault, the black community backs the teen, branding Joe as a traitor and further humiliating him by demanding his dismissal. Fixated on the idea that all black people are out to get him, Joe rapidly descends into madness and finds himself destitute. Eventua... Full Summary >>