The rising star Michaela Coel is to star in a debate-sparking series named ‘Black Earth Rising’.
Why it’s set to spark debate and raise some uncomfortable questions on the West’s relationship with Africa?
Find out below…
Coel plays a woman who was rescued from Rwanda during its genocide years and now enjoys life as the adopted daughter of a world-class British prosecutor in international criminal law.
Alas, her life soon finds itself rocked, rolled and shattered when her adopted mother takes on a case involving an Africa militia leader that pulls her into a frightening journey into her past.
Its writer and director Hugo Blick shares…
The past isn’t dead, it isn’t even past’. I was never quite sure exactly what this famous quote meant but by following the fictional journey of a young black British woman on an epic and deeply personal quest to bring a Rwandan genocidaire to legal justice – now I do. And now I know just how critical, difficult and terrifying that phrase can seem to anyone in pursuit, and denial, of international criminal justice.
The eight-part series will air on the BBC this year and will be serviced to Michaela fans outside of the United Kingdom via Netflix.