Don’t let the animated format put you off of this thoughtful series full of imaginative designs and compelling, layered characters. It finds the sweet spot between mature themes and lighter, more whimsical fare.
The history and stories from this part of the world really have not been told before. It’s a revelation, and in many ways, heartbreaking. The title comes from an African proverb, “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.”