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Small Axe

Season 1
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
John BoyegaLetitia WrightShaun Parkes
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  1. 1. Mangrove
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    November 19 2020
    2 h 7 min
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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Steve McQueen
Steve McQueenTracey ScoffieldDavid TannerMichael ElliottAnita Overland
Amazon Studios
Amazon Maturity Rating
16+ Young Adults. Learn more
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Supporting actors
Amarah-Jae St AubynMicheal WardSheyi ColeKenyah Sandy