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Black Earth Rising

Black Earth Rising

  • Premiered: 
    September 10, 2018
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  • Network: BBC2
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Hugo Blick 
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Plot Synopsis

Written, directed and produced by Hugo Blick, BLACK EARTH RISING centers on legal investigator Kate Ashby, adopted by a human rights attorney after the Rwandan genocide, who confronts her past when she takes on war crimes cases. As a child, Kate was rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. She was adopted and brought up in Britain by Eve Ashby, a world-class international human rights lawyer. Kate, who has long struggled to escape the shadow of her past, is now returning to work as a legal investigator in the same chambers as Eve, under leading international lawyer Michael Ennis. But Kate and Eve's relationship is strained to breaking point when Eve takes on the prosecution of a controversial militia leader at the International Criminal Court. The accused man, who once fought to stop the genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now stands accused of committing crimes against humanity. BLACK EARTH RISING had its U.S. premiere on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released all eight episodes.