Small Axe

Mangrove

+ Q&A with director Steve McQueen

A powerful fight to see justice done against all the odds.

Image from Mangrove + Q&A with director Steve McQueen

BBC 2020
Dir Steve McQueen
With Shaun Parkes, Letitia Wright, Malachi Kirby, Gary Beadle
128min

Mangrove is the true story of Frank Crichlow (Parkes), whose West Indian restaurant becomes the focal point in a landmark legal battle against blatant discrimination and harassment by the Metropolitan Police Force. The film serves as a critique of the power structures that oppressed the West Indian community of Notting Hill, leading to protests and the famous Mangrove Nine Trial. It’s a powerful testament to the resilience of all those determined to see justice done.

Joint ticket available with talk The Making of Small Axe with Steve McQueen, Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner and guests £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less); joint tickets must be booked via box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.