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The Nine Muses

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The Nine Muses 2010 PG

92 mins United Kingdom Director. John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah's film - growing out of his installation Mnemosyne - combines archive materials, a plethora of literary and musical quotations, and new silent footage to create a wry, rapt, unabashedly lyrical meditation on memory, migration and exile: at the centre of a nebulous narrative (inspired in part by Homer's Odyssey) is the history of mass migration to Britain after World War Two. By the director of The Stuart Hall Project.

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Directed by

John Akomfrah




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PG Contains one use of discriminatory language




United Kingdom



Production company

UK Film Council

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