I have been looking forward to this movie ‘Farming’ for such a long time …. ever since I found out actor Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje was producing this very interesting movie of his life.. You see. I had been enthralled by his unmistakable and unforgettable acting in ‘Lost’ as ‘Mr Eko, as ‘Adebisi’ in ‘Oz’ and a myriad of other productions.
There was always something so poignant, so soulful about his eyes which were sometimes tinged with sadness so now one gets the chance to understand exactly why.
Who could forget those soulful eyes that seemed to bore holes in your soul? Born in England to Nigerian parents ‘Farming’ is based on Adewale’s childhood, is about a young Nigerian boy who “farmed out” by his parents to a white British family in hopes of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang in 1980’s England. The cast includes Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Genevieve Nnaji etc