set in the late 60s and early 70s,
tells the true story of London activists fighting for the rights of a local Trinidadian restaurant owner in Notting Hill. It follows Frank Crichlow
(the stellar Shaun Parkes), Jones-LeCointe, and the rest of the Mangrove Nine
, who were arrested and charged with inciting a riot. Their trial serves as the foundation of the film, and Wright as Jones-LeCointe—who represents herself in court—is exceptional. And it’s refreshing to see Jones-LeCointe get the portrayal she deserves after being erased from Guerrilla
, the 2017 miniseries also about the British Black Power movement. This series also stands in stark contrast to Netflix's hit The Crown
when it comes to telling the story of British history and the Black voices who helped shape it.