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British Oscar-winner Steve McQueen weaves together lesser-known tales from the Windrush generation. Pulsating with life, music, love, rage and violence, whether telling the story of an idealistic policeman (John Boyega), a committed activist (Letitia Wright) or a fledgling couple at an all-night party, McQueen’s rendering of Black British lives is masterful and miraculous.

Directors

  • Steve McQueen

Writers

  • Steve McQueen

Cast

  • John Boyega
  • Letitia Wright

Synopsis

Spanning the 60s to the 80s, five different stories delve into London’s West Indian community; a Notting Hill restaurant becomes the centre of the UK’s Black Panther movement, a young man is imprisoned after the 1981 Brixton riots, a house party sees two people find romance to the soundtrack of reggae and lovers rock, a young police officer tries to change racist attitudes from within and a school boy is the victim of an unofficial segregation policy.