Kate, Chewing Gum star Michaela Coel, is a legal investigator in her 20s and the adopted Rwandan daughter of barrister Eve Ashby (Harriet Walter). When her mother takes on a case prosecuting a warlord responsible for recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo – a man who was also in part responsible for bringing the genocide of the Tutsis to an end – a rip tears down the fabric of their relationship.
A swirling mix of straining mental health concerns, a searching for a sense of belonging, a damning examination of the 'paternalistic' relationship between the West and African countries and outstanding performances from Michaela Coel, Harriet Walter and John Goodman make Black Earth Rising one of the most important and exciting dramas of the autumn. It's absolutely not to be missed.
Black Earth Rising airs Monday 10 September, BBC Two
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On 10 Sep 18, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM