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Small Axe: Mangrove (TV)

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Original title
Small Axe: Mangrove (TV)
Year
Running time
124 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Alastair Siddons, Steve McQueen
Music
Mica Levi
Cinematography
Shabier Kirchner
Cast
Producer
Turbine Studios, BBC, Lammas Park, Emu Films, Amazon Studios
Genre
Drama | Based On A True Story. Racism. Courtroom Drama. TV Movie. 1970s
Movie Groups
Small Axe
Synopsis / Plot
"Mangrove" tells the true story of the Mangrove 9, the group of Black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970, and their highly publicised trial that followed. The trial was the first judicial acknowledgment of behaviour motivated by racial hatred within the Metropolitan Police.

Mangrove centers on Frank Crichlow (Shaun Parkes), the owner of Notting Hill's Caribbean restaurant, Mangrove, a lively community base for locals, intellectuals and activists. In a reign of racist terror, the local police raid Mangrove time after time, making Frank and the local community take to the streets in peaceful protest in 1970. When nine men and women, including Frank and leader of the British Black Panther Movement Altheia Jones-LeCointe (Letitia Wright), and activist Darcus Howe (Malachi Kirby), are wrongly arrested and charged with incitement to riot, a highly publicized trial ensues, leading to hard-fought win for those fighting against discrimination.
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