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Speak Like a Child


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Speak Like a Child 1998

77 mins United Kingdom Director. John Akomfrah

Three teenagers forge a firm friendship while living in a children's home on the remote Northumbrian coast. Linked by a mutual sexual bond, they are involved in a terrible, life-changing incident that forever ties them together. Based on some of writer Danny Padmore's childhood experiences, Speak Like a Child is a disturbing tale of love, friendship and survival.

The brusque beauty of the Northumbria coastline provides a stunning backdrop for this powerful tale, directed by John Akomfrah

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John Akomfrah


Rachel Fielding

Richard Mylan

Cal Macaninch




Black British Filmmaking Unavailable on DVD




United Kingdom



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