“Thoughtfully alternates universal adolescent insecurities with urgently specific minority politics – filtered through a first-person perspective that itself oscillates between furious clarity and vivid confusion.”
The Last Tree is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi, a teenaged British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother, and struggles with the culture and values of his new environment. Will going back home to Nigeria with his mum to find his Nigerian roots help him find grounding and hope for a better future? Femi must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London during the early 2000s. In English. Not Rated. Director Shola Amoo (UK 2019) 98 min.
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