Director: Steve McQueen
Writer(s): Steve McQueen, Alastair Siddons
Synopsis: Education is the coming of age story of 12-year-old Kingsley (Kenyah Sandy), who has a fascination for astronauts and rockets. When Kingsley is pulled to the headmaster’s office for being disruptive in class, he discovers he’s being sent to a school for those with “special needs.” Distracted by working two jobs, his parents (Sharlene Whyte, Daniel Francis) are unaware of the unofficial segregation policy at play, preventing many Black children from receiving the education they deserve, until a group of West Indian women take matters into their own hands.
Release Date: December 11, 2020 (UK) | 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.