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Small Axe (TV Miniseries)

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Original title
Small Axe
Running time
55 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Steve McQueen, Alastair Siddons, Courttia Newland
Mica Levi
Shabier Kirchner
BBC, Turbine Studios, Lammas Park, Emu Films, Amazon Studios, Creative England
TV Series. Drama | TV Miniseries. Anthology Series. Based On A True Story. Racism. 1960s. 1970s. 1980s
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Small Axe
Small Axe is a collection of five original films by Steve McQueen set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London's West Black community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination. The title refers to a Bob Marley song, “If you are the tall tree, then we are the small axe,” the saying goes.
Rankings Position
2020: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (John Boyega)
2020: BAFTA TV Awards: 4 Awards, including Best Casting. 14 Nominations
2020: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best New Scripted Series
2020: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film & Cinematography
2020: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
2020: National Society of Film Critics: Nominated for Best Director
2020: Critics Choice Awards: Best Actor (Boyega)
2020: Satellite Awards: 3 Nominations, including for Best Miniseries
2021: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Breakthrough Series – Long Format
2021: European Film Awards: Innovative Storytelling Award
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