The documentary follows the story of Cornelius Walker, whose mother moved him and his family out of London to Essex after 10 year old Damilola Taylor was killed in what became one of the UK’s most high-profile killings. Now living on a predominantly white estate run by racists, Cornelius became a target of extreme verbal and physical racial abuse. He decided to become more like the people who hated him. Dealing with questions of race and family identity, the film is a unique look at a young man’s struggle. The film is free to watch on The Guardian’s website here or see below.
The Guardian documentary was directed by Ed Perkins, produced by Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, co-founders of award-winning production company Lightbox, and executive produced by The Guardian’s head of documentaries Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton.