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    The Nine Muses

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    Director: John Akomfrah

    Country: UK, Ghana

    Year: 2010

    Length: 92'

    Language: In English

    John Akomfrah has created a documentary essay about immigrants of different races who came to Britain after the Second World War. In his film he combines archive material with shots of the Alaskan winter wilderness. Aphorisms from Homer, Shakespeare, and Joyce – as well as from authors of different cultural spheres (e.g. Chinese poet Li Po) – give a new dimension to the contemplative passing images. The soundtrack has a corresponding diversity, with works by Franz Schubert, Lisa Gerrard, and even Indian folk melodies. The individual film chapters are dedicated to the nine Muses, while a determining role is played by their mother Mnemosyne, the personification of memory in Greek mythology.

    Many thanks to: Estonian Human Rights Centre