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Black Sheep (2018)

After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.

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Ed Perkins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kai Francis Lewis Kai Francis Lewis ... Cornelius
Nikisha Lewis Nikisha Lewis ... Mother
Larry Olubamiwo ... Father
Cornelius Walker ... Himself
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After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' mother moved their family out of London only to find themselves living on an estate rife with racism. But rather than fight back, Cornelius became more like the people who hated him. Filmed with non-actors in the same locations where the real events took place 15 years ago, what follows is an extraordinary story of fractured identity and the things we do to survive. Written by Ed Perkins

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Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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A brutal testimonial
12 March 2019 | by nancyldraperSee all my reviews

Startling narrative of a young man just wanting to fit in. A frank, brutal testimonial. Important to hear and understand. Nominated for an Oscar, I give this Documentary Short an 8 (important) out of 10. {Documentary}


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