This film is part of Free

Home Away from Home

A powerfully bittersweet image of the loneliness and sacrifice in migration stories, centred on a Nigerian-British family

1993 11 mins


Sankofa Film Collective's Maureen Blackwood renders the often unspoken experience of loneliness and sacrifice within migration stories. To ease her homesickness Miriam recreates an aspect of home in her suburban British garden. Cultural memory exerts a healing power, combatting cultural appropriation, hostility towards migrants and the rift between Miriam and her Nigerian-British children.