Jimmy Akingbola Handle with Care
Available on ITVX
A deeply personal film that sees acclaimed actor and presenter Jimmy Akingbola tell his own story - in doing so, he reveals the truth of growing up in the care system in England, where the number of children in care has risen by a massive 28 per cent in the past decade to almost half a million. Of the children in Britain awaiting adoption, over 40 per cent are Black, yet Black foster families are rare in comparison, resulting in white parents raising children from other ethnicities and cultures. While exploring themes of identity, abandonment, the importance of role models and cultural connection, this thoughtful, engaging and emotional film considers if a loving family - no matter their ethnicity - is always more important than racial or cultural differences.