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Small Axe

Season 1
7.92020X-Ray16+
Small Axe is a collection of five original films by Steve McQueen set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London's West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination. New film every Friday through Dec18. ENGLISH VERSION ONLY - FRENCH COMING EARLY NEXT YEAR
Starring
John BoyegaLetitia WrightShaun Parkes
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]Français
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]Français
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  1. 1. Mangrove
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    November 27, 2020
    2 h 7 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Mangrove tells the story of a restaurant and its owner in London’s Notting Hill; repeated police harassment leads to a protest march where nine arrests are made and result in a show trial at the Old Bailey in 1971, making legal history. The true story of the Mangrove Nine.
  2. 2. Lovers Rock
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    November 27, 2020
    1 h 10 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Lovers Rock is for lovers and rockers everywhere; and a love letter from Steve McQueen to the blues parties of yesteryear, when clothes were tight, and dancers smooched and skanked to the selector’s choice for a hot summer night in 1981.
  3. 3. Red, White and Blue
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    December 3, 2020
    1 h 20 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Red, White and Blue spotlights the true story of Leroy Logan, who at a young age saw his father assaulted by two policemen, motivating him to join the Metropolitan Police and change their racist attitudes from within.
  4. 4. Alex Wheatle
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    December 10, 2020
    1 h 6 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Alex Wheatle follows the true story of Alex Wheatle, award winning writer for young people, and his own remarkable and often hilarious journey through the care system, and then to prison following the Brixton Uprising in 1981.
  5. 5. Education
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    December 17, 2020
    1 h 3 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Français
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Français
    Education is the story of an everyday hard working family whose daily lives are disrupted when Kingsley, the 12 year old son, is sent to a school for those with “special needs”. Education reveals the disgraceful story of Haringey Councils Educational segregation Policy in 1971.

Bonus (6)

  1. Bonus: Small Axe - Lovers Rock Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
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    December 3, 2020
    4min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Small Axe Executive Producers take you behind the scenes of the second film in the collection—Lovers Rock.
  2. Bonus: Small Axe - Red, White and Blue Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
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    December 3, 2020
    5min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Small Axe Executive Producers take you behind the scenes of the third film in the collection—Red, White and Blue.
  3. Bonus: Small Axe - Mangrove Trailer
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    November 27, 2020
    1min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    The first film of the Small Axe collection tells the harrowing true story of the Mangrove Nine who came together to lead a protest to stand-up against police brutality and injustice in their community. Starring Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes. Written and directed by Academy Award winner Steve McQueen.
  4. Bonus: Small Axe - Official Trailer
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    November 27, 2020
    2min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.” -Jamaican proverb. Small Axe is a collection of five films inspired by real-life events about ordinary people showing courage, belief and resilience to overcome injustice and achieve something transformative in their West Indian community. The television debut by Academy Award winning director Steve McQueen.
  5. Bonus: Small Axe - Alex Wheatle Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
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    December 17, 2020
    5min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Small Axe Executive Producers take you behind the scenes of the fourth film in the collection—Alex Wheatle.
  6. Bonus: Small Axe - Mangrove Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
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    December 3, 2020
    4min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Small Axe Executive Producers take you behind the scenes of the first film in the collection—Mangrove.

More details

Directors
Steve McQueen
Producers
Steve McQueenTracey ScoffieldDavid TannerMichael ElliottAnita Overland
Network
Amazon Studios
Amazon Maturity Rating
16+ Young Adults. Learn more
Content advisory
Foul languagedrug usesexual contentviolence
Supporting actors
Amarah-Jae St AubynMicheal WardSheyi ColeKenyah Sandy