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‘It’s About a Certain Kind of Blackness’: Steve McQueen on the Making of ‘Small Axe’

‘It’s About a Certain Kind of Blackness’: Steve McQueen on the Making of ‘Small Axe’

Steve McQueen’s five-film opus Small Axe concludes with Friday’s release of Education, the story of a boy named Kingsley (Kenyah Sandy), whose difficulty with reading has him reassigned to a school for the “educationally subnormal” — a.k.a. students for whom the British school system has abandoned all hope. Education completes a quintet of remarkable stories set between 1968 and 1984, some rooted in fact, others inspired by the experiences of the 12 Years a Slave director’s mother and other Englanders of West Indian descent.

[All 5 Films Are Streaming on Amazon Prime Video]

The first installment,

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