Education (2022): Final Panel in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe Anthology


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Kenyah Sandy in ‘Education’

Education, the final panel of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology on West Indian experience in London, is a domestic melodrama about a boy of 12, who’s a victim of the school’s segregation policy.

The boy’s mother’s appeal for a fair deal must go through the Secretary of State for Education and Science, Margaret Thatcher, before she became prime minister.

It’s encouraging that the anthology concludes with women taking matters into their own hands.