Small Island (2009)

via the BBC

via the BBC

Based on the 2004 prize-winning novel by Andrea Levy, this television film was first aired by the BBC in 2009. Artfully intersecting the life of a married couple in England with the journeys of three young Jamaicans venturing across the Atlantic following the Second World War, this story explores notions such as home, family, belonging and nationalism as well as empire. Captured beautifully, each character learns to deal with how race and racism suddenly effects their position in society as well as how they relate to those around them in the post-war world.


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