U.K. broadcaster BBC has announced a raft of documentary commissions at the ongoing Sheffield Doc/Fest, including an adaptation of the bestselling book “Natives” by BAFTA and Mobo award-winning hip-hop artist, bestselling author and social entrepreneur Akala‘s
The series “Akala: Race, Class and Empire” (working title), a BBC Three commission, will combine the story of Akala’s own personal journey of self-discovery with an exploration of issues of race, class and empire and how they affect the lives of young people today.
It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, controller BBC Three and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries, history and religion. It is being produced by Akala’s production company Immovable and long-time producing partner Greenacre Films.
Other commissions announced at Sheffield include “All At Sea: Fishing For Britain” (working title), a BBC One series looking at the world of deep-sea fishing; “The Nilsen Files: A Very
Akala’s Race, Class and Empire Bestseller ‘Natives’ Commissioned to Series by BBC – Global Bulletin