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Directed by Steve McQueen and James Rogan, Uprising is a vivid and visceral three-part documentary series (comprised of three hour-long episodes) examining three events from 1981 in the UK: The New Cross Fire that killed 13 Black youths, the Black People’s Day of Action, which saw more than 20,000 people join the first organized mass protest by Black British people, and the Brixton riots.

Uprising will reveal how these three events are intertwined, and how, in the process, race relations were defined for a generation.


Uprising

UNITED KINGDOM || Documentary || 2021


Release Date (U.S.A.)September 17, 2021
Rating ► Not Rated Yet


Distributor ► Amazon Studios


Directed by
Steve McQueen; James Rogan.

Cast
Peter Bleksley; Leila Howe; Alex Wheatle; Juliet Alexander; Gus John; Linton Kwesi Johnson; Jackie Malton; Clive Driscoll; Denise Gooding; Eulalie Gooding; Wayne Haynes; Russell Profitt.

Cinematography by
Charlie Laing

Music by
Harry Escott


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