Black Sheep

Black Sheep

27' 2018
dir.: Ed Perkins

A young black man befriends his teenage persecutors for his own survival.

After the widely publicised murder of Damilola Taylor, the Walker family moves out of London looking for asylum in the suburbs. However moving out does not bring the expected results. Young Cornelius also experiences violence in his new place of residence – this time it is racially motivated. To survive, he takes the drastic step of befriending his teenage persecutors. "Black Sheep" blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction and raises the universal problems of identity, maturation and intolerance. Nominated for an Oscar.


2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest
Best short documentary

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27' 2018 UK
Ed Perkins
Michael Paleodimos