A FILM which tells the story of how and why a black teenager joined the Tilbury Skins has opened this weekend.
Farming was written and directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
The plot is about a child whose Yorubá parents give him to a white working-class family in Tilbury in the 1960s, and who grows up to join the white skinhead gang.
Based on writer director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own experience, Farming is the uniquely personal film about one boy’s struggle with identity and internalised racism.
Enitan, a young Nigerian boy, `farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future, finds himself surrounded by structural racism that he doesn’t fully understand. Growing up alongside the rise of the National Front, Enitan turns against himself in the search for acceptance and belonging, ultimately fighting to become the fearful leader of a white skinhead gang.