Alex Wheatle (2020)

Director: Steve McQueen

Writer(s): Steve McQueen, Alastair Siddons

Starring: Sheyi Cole, Elliot Edusah, Jonathan Jules, William Hanson

Synopsis: Alex Wheatle follows the true story of award-winning writer, Alex Wheatle (Sheyi Cole), from a young boy through his early adult years. Having spent his childhood in a mostly white institutional care home with no love or family, he finally finds not only a sense of community for the first time in Brixton, but his identity and ability to grow his passion for music and DJing. When he is thrown in prison during the Brixton Uprising of 1981, he confronts his past and sees a path to healing.

Release Date: December 4, 2020 | Length: 60 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Part of the “Small Axe” anthology series (Alex Wheatle, Education, Lovers Rock, Mangrove, Red, White and Blue), based on the real-life experiences of London’s West Indian community and is set between 1969 and 1982. 

 

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