British-Nigerian writer and director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje shares his traumatic childhood past in his debut film. As a young Nigerian boy, Enitan is “farmed out” by his parents to a white British foster family in the hopes of a better future. Instead, he develops a self-hatred towards his race, which leads him to join a white skinhead gang. The Bates Film Festival Board felt that Enitan’s agonizing struggle to come to terms with his racial identity made Farming a painful, yet powerful film to watch and discuss. (Written by Teagan Ladner ‘21)