Small Axe


Release Date: November 15, 2020

Status: Ended

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 5

Running time: 1h 20m

Small Axe

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The stories look at the lives of a group of friends and their families in London's West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early 80s.

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Small Axe is a British anthology film series, created and directed by Steve McQueen. The anthology consists of five films which tell distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s. Two episodes of the series were selected in the official competition of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The series premiered on 15 November 2020 on BBC One in the United Kingdom and on 20 November 2020 on Amazon Prime Video in the United States. The title references a proverb – "Small axe fall big tree" or "If you are the big tree, we are the small axe" – that was popularised by Bob Marley in his 1973 song "Small Axe".

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