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Title: The Nine Muses Genre:
Documentary, History Release Date:
2012-01-20 Production Country: Ghana, United Kingdom
Directed By: John Akomfrah Film Duration: 90 min.
Production Year: 2010
Distributor: New Wave Films
Structured as an allegorical fable and loosely inspired by existential science fiction, The Nine Muses is a stylized, unusual and idiosyncratic retelling of the history of mass migration to post war Britain through the suggestive lens of the Homeric epic.
Divided into nine overlapping musical chapters and mixing a vast array of archival material with original shot scenes from the United Kingdom..., The Nine Muses is a modern recasting of Homer’s epic as a ‘song cycle’ on journeys, on migration, on memory and the power of elegy.