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Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights


13 December 2016
00:00 - 00:00
Drift 21, Room 0.32

PCI Film Series: The Nine Muses

Introduction by Dr. Jamila Mascat (Gender Studies, UU)

Part documentary, part personal essay, this experimental film by John Akomfrah combines archive imagery with the striking wintry landscapes of Alaska to tell the story of immigrant experience coming into the UK from 1960 onwards.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus still has not returned home. So his son, Telemachus, sets off on a journey in search of his lost father. So begins Homer’s revered epic poem, The Odyssey, the primary narrative reference point for The Nine Muses, a remarkable meditation about chance, fate and redemption.