Amazon Prime’s new anthology series based on London’s West Indian Immigrant community “Small Axe” has just been released. The film seeks to point out the racial injustices and discriminations that that community faces.
The series was written, produced and directed by the Oscar Winning filmmaker Steve McQueen, most famous for 2014’s ’12 Years A Slave’. The series is set across 5 different films deriving inspiration from real events that took place in the late 1960’s to mid 80’s. The film’s title, ‘Small Axe’ is derived from an African Proverb: “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe”. The cast includes the likes of Letitia Wright, John Boyega, Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, Steve Toussaint, Kedar Williams-Stirling and many more.
The anthology series’ first installment titled “Mangrove” is now currently available as an Amazon Prime Video exclusive and will see a new release from McQueen each week. The anthology series Small Axe clearly showcases the successes and adversities faced by these ordinary people who sought to put an end to the racism and racial discrimination in their West Indian community.
You can check out the trailer below:
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