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Small Axe


Small Axe is a Golden Globe nominated film anthology series of history’s that tell the long-overlooked stories of London’s West Indian community from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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From the Watercooler:

This anthology, as a whole, is very compelling, even if it’s not perfect. Each film ends ambiguously—progress is made, but the story isn’t over. The job is clearly not done, because 30, 40 years later we’re still faced with the same issues. Small Axe is McQueen’s love letter to the community that raised him and, you might say, saved him. Read More

From Jeannette Catsoulis at New York Times:
[McQueen] has woven his own memories and family stories into a vibrant tapestry of immigrant dignity and determination. Full Review

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