UK • 2023 • 80 mins
Between 1955 and 1995, over 70,000 West African children were fostered by white Britons, in a practice known as ‘farming’. Many individuals then had to live, often in silence, with the long-lasting impact of this controversial official policy. Nine of those raised this way were invited to a workshop retreat, under professional guidance, to discuss their experiences. Each take turns delving into their past, revealing the confusion and trauma of dealing with such change at a young age. For many, this marks the first time they have had the opportunity to connect with people who have shared a similar childhood. White Nanny Black Child presents a personal, moving and sometimes unsettling meditation on identity, belonging and the nature of family.
Welcome to the third edition of the Folkestone Documentary Festival. Come to the Kent seaside for a weekend of documentary films, discussions, walks and parties. The festival celebrates documentary filmmaking in all its forms, from social issues to culture to the environment and nature, or just great real stories, with community collaborations at the heart of programming.
For more information, visit folkestonedocumentaryfestival.co.uk.