Director: John Akomfrah
Cast: Cal Macaninch, Rachel Fielding, Richard Mylan, Daniel Newman
1998 | Colour | 76mins
Avaliable on: 35mm
Speak Like a Child charts the psychological journey of three friends whose intense ménage a trois relationship evolves during their years in a children’s home on the Northumbrian coast. Told through flashback, this lyrical and poignant film explores the unique bond of friendship between the troubled teenagers, and how these complex dynamics have developed when the friends reunite fifteen years later. Speak Like a Child marks the feature debut of the acclaimed documentary director of Seven Songs for Malcolm X, Handsworth Songs and Testament.