DAMILOLA: THE BOY NEXT DOOR
(1 x 60 mins) ACME FILMS for CHANNEL 4
The lonely death of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor in the stairwell of an estate in Peckham in November 2000 seemed to encapsulate a nation mired in violent crime and a society that was fundamentally broken. But Yinka Bokinni remembers a very different side to her own childhood on the North Peckham Estate. For her it was a warm, loving and happy community and Damilola was the naughty, cheeky, lively boy she played with almost every day. Now, twenty years on, Yinka explores the devastating impact her friend’s death had on her community, her area, and the lives of almost everyone she knew as she confronts for the first time, the trauma which the children from the area have lived with ever since.
Presenter: Yinka Bokinni
Researcher: Sharul Khan
Production Company: Acme Films
Assistant Producer: Nelson Adeosun
Composer: Robert Kiruta-Kigozi
Executive Producers: Jonathan Smith & Jaimie D’Cruz
Filmed, Produced & Directed: Ashley Francis-Roy
2021 Winner- History Category
2021 Nominee - Emerging Talent (Ashley Francis-Roy)
2021 Nominee - Documentary Single
2022 Winner - Best Documentary Programme
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