Watch the chilling trailer for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's new British film 'FARMING' which explores the battles of self identity and self hatred
It’s been a long and continuous journey for people of colour living in Britain. The times of the past may not exist so overtly today however, it’s so important for the youth of our current generation, to have a clear understanding of what life as a black person living in Britain, used to be like.
Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s FARMING showcases the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy, facing the struggles to fit into a society where he’s made to simply not belong. Battling with his own true self identity, he ends up becoming part of a skinhead gang in 1980’s England.
At just six weeks old, Enitan (Zephan Amissah) was left in the care of a white working-class family in the dock-town of Tilbury, Essex. His new surrogate mother, Ingrid (Kate Beckinsale), makes for a complex but dubious, foster parent. Unsure of his place in the world and lacking the comfort, kindness and patience of a mother’s love, the teenage Enitan (Damson Idris) spirals into self-destruction - falling in with a local skinhead gang, led by Levi (John Dagleish). With almost no hope left of a fruitful life, Enitan’s sympathetic teacher, Miss Dapo (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), offers him one last shot at redemption.
Told with brutal honesty, FARMING is said to be an unflinching autobiographical portrait of a young man who must battle the odds and realise that in a world of hate, his toughest battle will be learning to love himself.
FARMING will be released in the UK on October 11, check out the chilling trailer below.