The first television project from Academy Award and BAFTA-winner Steve McQueen, this collection of films for television is based on the real-life experiences of London’s West Indian community.
Set between 1968 and 1982, these standalone stories celebrate courage and community. From a group of activists taking on a seemingly hopeless battle against police persecution, to a teenager experiencing a blues party full of dance, danger and romance, they’re a powerful reminder of how brave individuals can spark change. Small Axe delivers a message our divided world needs to hear: even the most marginalised voices can challenge the most powerful.
This DVD includes all five films; Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Red, White And Blue, Alex Wheatle plus Education, as well as three bonus making-of featurettes.
STARRING: JOHN BOYEGA, LETITIA WRIGHT, MALACHI KIRBY, SHAUN PARKES, ROCHENDA SANDALL, ALEX JENNINGS, JACK LOWDEN MICHEAL WARD, SHEYI COLE
WRITERS: STEVE McQUEEN, ALASTAIR SIDDONS, COURTTIA NEWLAND
DIRECTOR: STEVE McQUEEN
PRODUCERS: MIKE ELLIOT, ANITA OVERLAND
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: STEVE McQUEEN, TRACEY SCOFFIELD, DAVID TANNER