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Farming (2018)

R | | Drama | 11 October 2019 (UK)
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Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kate Beckinsale ... Ingrid Carpenter
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Ms. Dapo
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Femi
Damson Idris ... Enitan
Cosmo Jarvis Cosmo Jarvis ... Jonesy
John Dagleish ... Levi
Ann Mitchell ... Hilda
Jaime Winstone ... Lynn
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Scum
Lee Ross ... Jack
James Eeles ... Fathead
Zach Avery ... Martin Fellows
Paul O'Kelly ... Tilbury Skin
Genevieve Nnaji ... Tolu
Skye Lourie ... Paula
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Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.

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Between the 1960's and 1980's in the UK, Thousands of Nigerian Children Were Fostered to White Families. This Practice Was Called Farming.

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Rated R for disturbing racial violence and epithets throughout, pervasive language and some crude sexual material | See all certifications »
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UK

Language:

English

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11 October 2019 (UK) See more »

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Ms. Dapo's phone number is eleven digits long and begins with 013. In the 1980s UK phone numbers were ten digits long and the only ones which began with 01 were London's which had the dialing code 010. See more »

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Farming versus Present-day rhetoric - London Film Festival
13 October 2019 | by willsteenlandanSee all my reviews

The timing of this film must be written in the stars. It is an original twist on a themes of family/ racism / fascism. Profound moments of child craving for a family and intimacy, alongside abusive grooming. It punches you in the stomach. Kudos to the writer/director who worked tirelessly to get the project on screen an the major U.K film funders stayed away from it. He also took the project to Creative England's iFeatures but didn't make the cut... In a way, it works to the writer/directors hand to have a told a bold British story based on a True Story with Hanway films. Watch & Support playing now!


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