White Nanny, Black Child

BFI Doc Society Fund


Natasha Dack-Ojumu


Andy Mundy-Castle


Development support

Production support


Between 1955 and 1990 thousands of Nigerian children were fostered by white British families, in a practice known as ‘farming'. This documentary tells the story of a group of individuals that lived through that time, uncovering the true meaning of family and identity, as they piece together fragments of a broken past and questions of belonging. Love and neglect must be faced before they can truly embrace the future. This film will tell us about a moment in British history that some will never forget.