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Black Earth Rising 

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Kate is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide whose adoptive mother, an international lawyer, faces a case that will shake their lives.
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Series cast summary:
John Goodman ...  Michael Ennis 8 episodes, 2018
Michaela Coel ...  Kate Ashby 8 episodes, 2018
Noma Dumezweni ...  Alice Munezero 7 episodes, 2018
Lucian Msamati ...  David Runihura 6 episodes, 2018
Tyrone Huggins Tyrone Huggins ...  Patrice Ganimana 5 episodes, 2018
Tamara Tunie ...  Eunice Clayton 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Beveney Nicholas Beveney ...  Nkanza a Nkanga 5 episodes, 2018
Treva Etienne ...  Frank Munezero 5 episodes, 2018
Malou Coindreau ...  Hana Ennis 5 episodes, 2018
Emmanuel Imani ...  Florence Karamera 5 episodes, 2018
Abena Ayivor ...  President Bibi Mundanzi 4 episodes, 2018
Adrian Schiller ...  Daniel Drewe 4 episodes, 2018
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ...  Zava Zand 4 episodes, 2018
Michael Gould ...  Harper Hopkinson 4 episodes, 2018
Ronald Guttman ...  Jacques Antoine Barre 3 episodes, 2018
Julian Glover ...  Mark Viner 3 episodes, 2018
Timothy Walker ...  Richard Ratzenburger 3 episodes, 2018
Nancy Crane ...  Judge Deborah Hewitt 3 episodes, 2018
Serge Hazanavicius Serge Hazanavicius ...  Marc Previeau 3 episodes, 2018
Harriet Walter ...  Eve Ashby 2 episodes, 2018
Danny Sapani ...  General Simon Nyamoya 2 episodes, 2018
Pascal Laurent Pascal Laurent ...  Father Patenaude 2 episodes, 2018
Zaris-Angel Hator Zaris-Angel Hator ...  Young Kate 2 episodes, 2018
Tom Pande Tom Pande ...  Ed Holt 2 episodes, 2018
James Lailey James Lailey ...  Michael's Surgeon / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Hugo Blick Hugo Blick ...  Blake Gaines 2 episodes, 2018
Olivier Rabourdin ...  Brigadier General Lesage 2 episodes, 2018
Aure Atika ...  Sophie Barré 2 episodes, 2018
Nyasha Hatendi ...  Godwin Hall 2 episodes, 2018
Wale Ojo Wale Ojo ...  Dr. Emmanuel Musoni 2 episodes, 2018
Richard Dixon ...  Fred Sturridge 2 episodes, 2018
Martin Bassindale Martin Bassindale ...  Peter 2 episodes, 2018
Françoise Lebrun ...  Madame Patenaude 2 episodes, 2018
Kathryn Hunter ...  Capi Petridis 2 episodes, 2018
Mimi Ndiweni ...  Mary Mundanzi 2 episodes, 2018
Philip Arditti ...  Colonel Colbert 2 episodes, 2018
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Kate Ashby was rescued as a child from the Rwandan genocide by her renowned international lawyer adopted mother Eve. Living in London and working for barrister Michael Ennis, Kate's mother takes on a case involving an African militia leader which will upend both their lives forever. Written by Tom Daly

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The actor Hugo Blick playing the vile attorney Blake Gaines, is also the series writer and director. Furthermore he is the young Jack Napier, aka the Joker, from Batman (1989), that kills Batman's parents whilst epically asking the young Batman: "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?". See more »

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All our faces look the same
1 November 2018 | by babumacleanSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the show but had to laugh at the doctor's line in the first episode about white people finding it hard to tell African's faces apart. I laughed because Micheala Coel, whilst a great actress, has a face that is just so obviously from West African heritage and not Tutsi. Having lived and worked with Rwandans of many backgrounds over the years and knowing that people were killed in the genocide just because of how they looked it is hard to put this on one side.


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Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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