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Small Axe - Mangrove

Steve McQueen / GB, 2020 / 127 min.

Mangrove by Steve McQueen, one of the most significant filmmakers and artists of our time, tells the true story of a group of black British activists known as the Mangrove Nine.

poster Amsterdam Art Week 2021

In the late 1960s, Mangrove restaurant, a place where the Caribbean community in Notting Hill liked to meet, was repeatedly raided by the police for no justifiable reason. Community protest led to a violent confrontation with the police, and a number of activists were charged with riot and violent disorder. Racism was a key issue in the controversial trial.

Small Axe is a series of five feature films by British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen (1969). The films are set between the 1960s and the 1980s and tell the personal stories of members from London’s West-Indian community, who constantly struggle against racism and discrimination. A one-off screening by Eye as part of the Amsterdam Art Week. A one-off screening by Eye as part of the Amsterdam Art Week.

The entrance ticket of €12.50 entitles you to free admission to the screening and a DVD box of the Small Axe series.

Details

Director

Steve McQueen

Production year

2020

Country

GB

Original title

Small Axe - Mangrove

Length

127 min.

Language

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Amsterdam Art Week 2021

Eye is screening Small Axe as part of Amsterdam Art Week. Small Axe is a collection of five films by the British artist and director Steve McQueen (1969). The films are set in the period from the late 1960s to the 1980s and tell the personal stories of members of the West Indian community in London, who faced rampant racism and discrimination in their daily lives.

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