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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

Genres

Documentary

Collection

Documentaries Discoveries Festival Favourites

Certificate

PG Contains one use of discriminatory language

Released

2010

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

UK Film Council

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