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White Girl

White Girl
Holly Kenny

Holly Kenny

Screen Time: 85%
Role: Leah
Age: 12 years old
Elise Johnson

Elise Johnson

Screen Time: 15%
Role: Casey
Age: 7 years old
Gabrielle Johnson

Gabrielle Johnson

Screen Time: 15%
Role: Casey
Age: 7 years old

 

White Girl

2008
Rating: 8 (2 votes)
Directed: Hettie Macdonald
Country: England, UK
Language: English
Genre: Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139428

Summary

Like fish out of water, mother Debbie (Anna Maxwell Martin), 11-year-old daughter Leah (a brilliant performance by Holly Kenny) and her two siblings, struggle to cope. They simply don't understand - and refuse to accept - the culture of their new community. At school, the children find that they are the only white pupils. They feel totally isolated in assembly, in class and in the playground.

But, surprisingly, Leah - who has been the most vociferous protestor of them all, desperate to return to their old flat in Leeds - gradually begins to accept her new surroundings, finding refuge within the calm and safety of the Muslim community. Her mother can't believe what's happening, and goes ballistic when she finds that Leah has taken to wearing a hijab and is attending prayers at the local mosque. And all hell breaks loose when her stepdad Stevie (Daniel Mays) discovers what's going on.