Will You Watch Movie About Black Skinheads kids?
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, a London, England born actor, well known for his role as Mr. Eko in ABC’s Lost has reported written a script. The script is partially biographical as it depicts his life as a young, black skinhead. Confused?
ThisIsLondon.co.uk has reported on how Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje described his boyhood communty:
“They assumed anybody white was right,” he said. “We became the first black children immersed in that skinhead sub-culture. It was traumatic and brutal.”
Does the film sound disturbing? Well Robert Red ford has backed it. It received a £10,000 prize, and more funders will surely contribute.
If you’re still unsure what to expect, gain some perspective from the Wikipedia definition of skinhead:
Skinhead is a member of a subculture that originated among working class youths in London, England in the 1960s and then soon spread to other parts of the United Kingdom, and later to other countries around the world. Named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, the first skinheads were greatly influenced by West Indian (specifically Jamaican) rude boys and British mods, in terms of fashion, music and lifestyle. Originally, the skinhead subculture was primarily based on those elements, not politics or race.
Is this something that will be better understood by a UK audience, or can it appeal to Americans?