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The 1A Movie Club Sees ‘Mangrove’

Malachi Kirby, Rochenda Sandall, Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes attend the BFI London Film Festival opening film and premiere of Mangrove.
Malachi Kirby, Rochenda Sandall, Letitia Wright and Shaun Parkes attend the BFI London Film Festival opening film and premiere of Mangrove.

Mangrove” is a new film by “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen. It’s the first in his new film series Small Axe.   

The films are based on recent British history and meant to show the experience of Black people living in London.  

The movie depicts the landmark 1971 trial that exposed anti-Black racism within London’s Metropolitan Police. It’s been called a “powerful indictment of institutional racism.”

Find our last edition of the 1A Movie Club.

We talk about the movie’s message and the performances within on this edition of Movie Club.

Copyright 2020 WAMU 88.5

James Morrison

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