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Black Earth Rising (2018)

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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.

Series Cast

  1. Michaela Coel as Kate Ashby

    Michaela Coel

    Kate Ashby

    8 Episodes

  2. John Goodman as Michael Ennis

    John Goodman

    Michael Ennis

    8 Episodes

  3. Noma Dumezweni as Alice Munezero

    Noma Dumezweni

    Alice Munezero

    8 Episodes

  4. Lucian Msamati as David Runihura

    Lucian Msamati

    David Runihura

    8 Episodes

  5. Tyrone Huggins as Patrice Ganimana

    Tyrone Huggins

    Patrice Ganimana

    8 Episodes

  6. Tamara Tunie as Eunice Clayton

    Tamara Tunie

    Eunice Clayton

    8 Episodes

  7. Emmanuel Imani as Florence Karamera

    Emmanuel Imani

    Florence Karamera

    8 Episodes

  8. Abena Ayivor as President Bibi Mundanzi

    Abena Ayivor

    President Bibi Mundanzi

    8 Episodes

  9. Nicholas Beveney as Nkanza a Nkanga

    Nicholas Beveney

    Nkanza a Nkanga

    5 Episodes

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2018 • 8 Episodes

Rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide as a child, Kate was adopted and brought up in Britain by Eve Ashby, a world-class international lawyer. Kate has long struggled to escape the shadow of her past, but is now returning to work as a legal investigator in the same chambers as Eve, under leading international lawyer Michael Ennis. Kate and Eve's relationship is strained to breaking point when a controversial militia leader, who had once fought to stop the genocide, is captured in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Eve takes on his prosecution at the International Criminal Court.

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Black Earth Rising
Black Earth Rising


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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