This is so 80s in the way it is made that watching it now is a bit cringey. The way the blacks are treated in this is also cringey, although I'm sure they'd argue it was a little worse than that. You have to be terribly careful when writing about race; I mean, the fact that I've just used the word THEY to talk about black people is making me nervous. We all know the southern states of America have been - and still are - frightfully racist, and this film depicts just how awful it was to be brown in America in the 60s. Thing is, we're not actually that far away from behaviour like this. You only have to look as far as who's in the White House to see that.