Small Axe is great: now let’s have some films about black life outside London
The ‘authentic’ black British experience doesn’t begin and end in the capital. It’s time the UK film industry woke up to that
Begin and end perhaps not.
There are about 2 million blacks in the UK, about 3% of the population. Half and half African and Afro-Caribbean.
Half of those are in London. So, the median, mean and modal black experience of the UK is London. Seems a reasonable enough target for the film industry, no?