Accolades are still rolling in for British-Nigerian actor cum director, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for his 2018 effort and directorial debut, “Farming”. The film recently took home the Michael Powell Award for “Best British Feature Film” at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
“Farming” is an adaptation of Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own life, telling the story of Enitan (Damson Idris), a London-born Nigerian child who was intentionally placed in a white working-class home as part of a 1960s social experiment in hopes of giving him a brighter future. Enitan floats between cultures, where he ends up hanging with the wrong crowd becoming a leader of white skinhead gang.
“The unanimous decision of the Michael Powell Jury goes to an important, powerful and disturbing film from Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,” said jury members Antonia Campbell-Hughes, David Hayman and Philip John in a statement.
“This story forces us to confront an unfamiliar, uncomfortable reality. Farming keeps you invested in its brutal world. Culturally charging. Visceral. Inspirational.”