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Small axe : a collection of 5 films from Steve McQueen

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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Education: Kenyah Sandy, Sharlene Whyte, Tamara Lawrance, Daniel Francis, Josette SImon, Naomi Ackie, Ryan Masher, Jairaj Varsani, Tabitha Byron, Aiyana Goodfellow, Jo Martin.

Publication Information

[London] : BBC Studios, [2021]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (approximately 407 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


"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 set includes all five films: Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Red, White and Blue, Alex Wheatle, plus Education, as well as three bonus making-of featurettes."--Container.


"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video 'play only' devices and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container.

Originally broadcast as a television mini-series on BBC One in 2020.

Special features: Three making-of featurettes.


  • Mangrove ; Lovers Rock --Disc two. Red, white and blue ; Alex Wheatle ; Education.

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