Michael Ward (left) and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn in Lovers Rock, part of the Small Axe film series by British director Steve McQueen, available to stream on Amazon Prime. The director insists he’s made a TV series, not a series of films, about the Black experience in Britain. Photo: TNS
Michael Ward (left) and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn in Lovers Rock, part of the Small Axe film series by British director Steve McQueen, available to stream on Amazon Prime. The director insists he’s made a TV series, not a series of films, about the Black experience in Britain. Photo: TNS

Director Steve McQueen on his Amazon TV series Small Axe about being Black in Britain: ‘I want every single one of these films to be celebrated’

  • McQueen’s anthology of films on Amazon Prime called Small Axe are linked by a thread centred on the lives of Britain’s Black immigrant community
  • ‘I wanted my mother to be able to switch on the TV and watch it,’ says McQueen, who insists the films’ impact is not dulled by them being on the small screen

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Michael Ward (left) and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn in Lovers Rock, part of the Small Axe film series by British director Steve McQueen, available to stream on Amazon Prime. The director insists he’s made a TV series, not a series of films, about the Black experience in Britain. Photo: TNS
Michael Ward (left) and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn in Lovers Rock, part of the Small Axe film series by British director Steve McQueen, available to stream on Amazon Prime. The director insists he’s made a TV series, not a series of films, about the Black experience in Britain. Photo: TNS
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