Between the 1960’s and 1980’s in the UK, Thousands of Nigerian Children Were Fostered to White Families. This Practice Was Called Farming.
Based on the incredible autobiographical story of writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, FARMING follows a young Nigerian boy as he is drawn into the warped world of a racist skinhead gang in 1980’s England.
Enitan is a young boy ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of giving him a better future. Caught between two worlds and belonging to neither, Enitan’s search for love and acceptance is exploited by the adults in his life, leading him to join the local skinhead gang that run the streets and made his life miserable.
Winner of Best British Feature Film at the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival, FARMING is an important, powerful film not to be missed.
“A memorable, eye-opening coming of age drama” – Screen Daily
“Visceral…a great story” – The Hollywood Reporter