Watch Cynthia Erivo Present Steve McQueen’s Peabody Award for Amazon’s ‘Small Axe’ (Exclusive)

Watch Cynthia Erivo Present Steve McQueen’s Peabody Award for Amazon’s ‘Small Axe’ (Exclusive)
Amazon Prime Video’s “Small Axe” is among the final batch of this year’s Peabody Award winners, which have been announced throughout the week. Variety also has a first look at actor Cynthia Erivo presenting the honor to “Small Axe,” and filmmaker Steve McQueen’s acceptance speech; scroll down to watch.

A collection of five films from McQueen about Black West Indian immigrants in 1970s and early 1980s London, “Small Axe” touches on subjects including police brutality, anti-Black racism, immigrant live and the music, food and culture of the time.

“Watching ‘Small Axe’ was an amazing experience, specifically the ‘Lovers Rock’ episode, which showed the influence of Black music within the U.K.,” Erivo said in presenting the award. “It reminded me of the way my mom loves music, of the way I would listen to music when I was younger. It reminded me of family friends, it reminded
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