British-Nigerian actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was in Nigeria over the weekend for the exclusive screening of his feature directorial debut Farming, the event took place on Saturday, 19th of October at FilmHouse Cinema in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Farming is based on Agbaje’s unbelievable story as a troubled youth and tells a 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 . The compelling film sees actor Agbaje turn his traumatic early life into a drama for his directorial debut. With starry names like Genevieve Nnaji, Kate Beckinsale and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in its ensemble.
The title refers to a social practice in which Nigerian immigrants to Britain would temporarily give their children to white foster families, sending money for a child’s keep while they studied to make a better life for themselves.
Out in Nigerian Cinemas on the you don’t want to miss out on A chilling drama about combative need to face down the past, before embracing a future of hope.
Farming won the the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival in June. Damson Idris won the award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at the festival.
See photos from the screening below.
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