Brylcream's Better Than Nothing
TitleBrylcream's Better Than Nothing
DirectorKarol Kamya
CountryUK
Year1997
Duration20mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionMarlene is a police woman, Peter is an army officer and Bharti is a social worker. What they have in common as black people is that they were transracially placed (adopted / fostered) with white / Asian families at childhood. Through their vastly different experiences this documentary discusses transracial placement in a children's home, in a family, the complexities of 'black' identities through different cultural heritage, the question of placement for biracial individuals and physical care of transracially placed children.