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Last week, Amazon Prime began airing a series of five films from the British director Steve McQueen, who’s best known for winning Best Picture at the Oscars with 12 Years a Slave . The anthology looks at the black experience in the U.K., primarily of West Indian immigrants in the 1970s and ‘80s. It’s called Small Axe , a reference to an African proverb that says, “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe,” and that you may remember from the Bob Marley song. I’ve seen the first two movies, and so far, it’s astounding. The first one, which came out last Friday, is Mangrove , and it tells the true story of the “Mangrove Nine,” a group of black Londoners who were tried in 1970 for inciting a riot, and whose acquittal resulted in the first official acknowledgement of “racial hatred” by the police. The Mangrove was a Trinidadian restaurant that became a touchpoint for the immigrant community, and was constantly harassed and raided by the police, leading to protests. The film is an