2018 / 18 minutes

Directed by
Paul Basu Christopher Thomas Allen
Country of production
United Kingdom
Decolonising Shorts

The film complicates any simple reading of a colonial photographic archive from Southern Nigeria and Sierra Leone that was collected between 1909 and 1915. Through a collaborative creative effort with contemporary multimedia artists The Light Surgeons, voices are added to mute photographs to produce multiple readings.

This film is part of the collected DVD entitled "Decolonising". Please click on the "Decolonising shorts" button above for the complete list of films included in the collection.

In the 2021 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Original version with English subtitles
Location(s) depicted
West Africa British-Irish Isles
Sierra Leone
United Kingdom
Archival material / Museum displays Colonialism / Postcolonialism Race / Racism / Antiracism