Two girls from very different worlds try to become friends in one of Britain’s most racially segregated towns. Dewsbury in West Yorkshire is home to a growing Asian Muslim community with parts of the town 98% Asian, while other parts remain totally white.
Told with honesty and humour, one off documentary White Kid, Brown Kid follows 16-year-old Siobhan and 17-year-old Farhana as they cross the racial divide and step into one another’s world for the very first time. What unfolds is a timely story that highlights the complexities of integration. As the girls face their differences, they find themselves navigating both family and community concerns. Pushed beyond their comfort zone, how far can their friendship go?
Executive Producer: Ian Duncan
Producer and Director: Luned Tonderai
Production Company: Windfall Films
White Kid, Brown Kid airs Monday 4 September 2017 from 10.00pm-11.05pm on Channel 4.