TX: Channel 4
77 mins, Drama
Director: John Akomfrah
Producers: Fiona Morham and Lazell Daley
Speak Like A Child is the story of the relationship between three young friends, Sammy, Billy and Ruby, whose lives are changed irrevocably by an event that spirals out of control. Speak Like A Child explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children’s home on the Northumbrian coast. The desolate beauty of the coastline is captured in stunning panoramas, while strong performances by the young cast help to create a lyrical and poignant drama which draws the viewer into a fragile world of childhood, where danger and desire are mutually dependent and secrecy both protects and hurts.