The screening of Thursday the 27th of July, which was co-hosted with Sheffield DocFest, was followed by a special Q&A with director Andy Mundy-Castle. Hosted by journalist Jimi Famurewa.
A group of adults find solace in sharing their experiences of growing up as children of Black Nigerian immigrants who were fostered by white British families.
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.
The screening of Thursday the 27th of July was followed by a special Q&A with director Andy Mundy-Castle. Hosted by journalist Jimi Famurewa.
In this joint curation between Bertha DocHouse and Sheffield DocFest, audiences are invited to discover the gems, highlights and new voices in non-fiction cinema which premiered in the past festival edition.