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Small Axe: Alex Wheatle (TV)

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Original title
Small Axe: Alex Wheatle (TV)
Year
Running time
60 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Steve McQueen, Alastair Siddons
Cinematography
Shabier Kirchner
Cast
Producer
Turbine Studios, BBC, Lammas Park, Emu Films, Amazon Studios
Genre
Drama | TV Movie. Biography. Racism. 1970s. 1980s
Movie Groups
Small Axe
Synopsis / Plot
Alex Wheatle follows the true story of award-winning writer, Alex Wheatle (Sheyi Cole), from a young boy through his early adult years. Having spent his childhood in a mostly white institutional care home with no love or family, he finally finds not only a sense of community for the first time in Brixton, but his identity and ability to grow his passion for music and DJing. When he is thrown in prison during the Brixton Uprising of 1981, he confronts his past and sees a path to healing.
Awards
2020: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography
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