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.
“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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