After winning a Best Picture Oscar with “12 Years a Slave”, Steve McQueen is shifting his focus from American racism to British racism with a “little ax”, an Amazon anthology series featuring John Boyega and Letitia Writing this November Ready to stream.
In the new trailer, which can be seen above, you can hear the Bob Marley song that inspired the title of the series. “If you are a big tree, we are the little ax, who is quick to cut you down,” Marley sings. “Small Aix” consists of five films inspired by true events, all focusing on West Indian residents in London, who have worked strongly in opposition to social and institutional racism.
Boyega and Wright’s entries were screened at this year’s New York Film Festival, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Right Stars in “Mangrove” are giving a befitting reply to the arrest of Black Panther leader Althea Jones-Lencote and eight other Black activists after falsely accusing them of inciting a riot during a peaceful protest in 1970.
Boyrega follows Leroy Logan’s career in “Red White and Blue”, who joined the Metropolitan Police after two police officers assaulted his father. Logan served for 30 years at the Met, becoming superintendent and co-founder of the Black Police Association.
Other stories in the series include “Alex Wheatle”, a British novelist who was imprisoned after participating in the 1981 Brixton riots and spent his time in prison to develop into a writer. , Which led him to obtain an MBE from a career. Elizabeth II in 2008. “Lovers Rock” tells the story of a young couple who fell in love at a blues party in 1980, while “Education” explores the policies of segregation with black children in Britain, unlike Jim Crow in America. Officially there were no laws.
“Small X” will premiere on November 20 with the release of “Mangrove” with subsequent entries on Amazon Weekly. Watch the trailer in the clip above.