As a child, Kate Ashby was rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and brought to the UK. But the tragic shadow of her past proves impossible to escape.

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  1. Michaela Coel

    Michaela Coel

    Kate Ashby

  2. Noma Dumezweni

    Noma Dumezweni

    Alice Munezero

  3. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Michael Ennis

  4. Tyrone Huggins

    Tyrone Huggins

    Patrice Ganimana

  5. Lucian Msamati

    Lucian Msamati

    David Runihura

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Black Earth Rising


2018 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of Black Earth Rising premiered on September 10, 2018.

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Status Returning Series


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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