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Farming (2018)

R | | Drama | 25 October 2019 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Kate Beckinsale ... Ingrid Carpenter
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Ms. Dapo
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Femi
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Scum
Jaime Winstone ... Lynn
Damson Idris ... Enitan
Cosmo Jarvis ... Jonesy
John Dagleish ... Levi
Lee Ross ... Jack
Zach Avery ... Martin Fellows
Genevieve Nnaji ... Tolu
Skye Lourie ... Paula
Ann Mitchell ... Hilda
Tom Canton ... Bomber
Paul O'Kelly ... Tilbury Skin
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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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britain | nigeria | fostering | See All (3) »

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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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While not depicted in the film, as a young child growing up in Tilbury, Wally aka Adewale would tap dance for garri soakings and cashews outside of Gray's. His nickname was Mr. Bojangles. See more »

Goofs

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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Requires Emotional Labor But Offers No Reward In The End
13 June 2020 | by dirtyeraserSee all my reviews

Movies make an impact on the industry and society as a whole because of how they make the audience feel long after the credits roll. The filmmakers take into consideration the totality of the viewer's experience (sights, sounds, emotions, mind). After watching this movie, I felt extremely disturbed with more questions than answers. The audience comes into the movie heavily invested in the story of Enitan and we go through all the heartbreak and humiliation that he experiences. But we don't get to experience the emotional reward of seeing his rehabilitation and moment of self-actualization. It's just presented to us in text towards the end with no explanation of how Ms. Dapo and the others reformed him or what made him come to grips with his identity. This is a serious flaw.


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Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Gillingham, Kent, England, UK See more »

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$80,035
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