UK NEWS: SCREEN LEGEND ROBERT REDFORD BACKS BLACK ACTOR’S SKINHEAD SCRIPT

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has won backing from screen legend and Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford for his script ‘Farming’, which is based on his experiences as a black child who became a skinhead during the heyday of the racist National Front in the 1970s.

This madness happened after his Nigerian parents fostered him out to a white working-class parents in Tilbury, Essex from the age of six weeks.

Adelwale said,

 “They assumed anybody white was right. We became the first black children immersed in that skinhead sub-culture. It was traumatic and brutal.”

The Evening Standard reports that Adewale will be presented with a £10,000 award at the Sundance London Film Festival tonight after his script is read in public to financiers by Minnie Driver, Ashley Walters and David Harewood.

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Congratulations Adewale.

6 replies »

  1. I have to see this film. Nigerian fostering their children to white families is something that happened alot in the 70s and 80s with very bad effects.

  2. Well I knew of black skinheads back then around the time of the 2 tone movement. Sp it was not that uncommon. As to the subject at hand, I suspect this is a different scenario, especially as Tilbury was a well known skinhead spot back then and very white too.

  3. Well done to Wale. He has been working on this script for quite some time. Sounds like a great story to be told

  4. HAPPENED TO ME TOO WALE IS JUST A WICKED DUDE…. HIS CHARACTER IN OZ …. IS ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTERS IN ANY SITCOM… he paved the way for idris

  5. love this brother….will for sure see this when it comes out. He has mad talent…….

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