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Steve McQueen Turning 'Small Axe' Series Into Five Movies Dedicated to George Floyd

Steve McQueen Turning 'Small Axe' Series Into Five Movies Dedicated to George Floyd

Steve McQueen is providing an update on his Small Axe series.

What originally was supposed to be an anthology TV series will now be five feature films, IndieWire reports.

The five movies will be titled Lovers Rock, Mangrove, Alex Wheatle, Education, and Red, White and Blue.

The five films of Small Axe tell “personal stories about London’s West Indian community from the late-1960’s to mid-1980’s. The title is derived from an African proverb, which has resonance throughout the Caribbean, ‘if you are the big tree, we are the small axe.’ This was made popular by Bob Marley and the Wailers with the song ‘Small Axe’ from the 1973 album ‘Burnin,’” according to BBC’s official synopsis.

Along with the change, Steve all announced that the movies will be dedicated to George Floyd after his tragic death.

“I dedicate these films to George Floyd and all the other black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are, in the US, UK and elsewhere,” Steve said in a statement. “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Black Lives Matter.”

Steve McQueen directed and co-wrote the Small Axe films, which don’t have release dates yet.

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