Writer and Director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s debut feature Farming has opened in cinemas across the UK.
The film is based on Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s experiences while growing up
in Tilbury, Essex in the 1980s. It follows a young Nigerian boy, Enitan (Damson
Idris), who is `farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the
hope of a better future, but is instead drawn into the warped world of a racist skinhead gang.
John Dagleish plays ‘Levi’, the leader of the white skinhead gang, while Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays the concerned teacher ‘Ms. Dapo’, who becomes the target of more overt violence at the hands of the skinhead gang. They are supported by Wendy Nottingham, who plays a social worker and Robert Wilfort as ‘Mr Johnson’.