Nine Muses

The Nine Muses

Director: John Akomfrah, Trevor Mathison, David Lawson

Cast: John Akomfrah, Trevor Mathison, David Lawson

     
 
Filmmaker John Akomfrah directed this impressionistic, semi-documentary examination of the journey of African, Caribbean and Asian exiles into the United Kingdom. The Nine Muses combines archival footage of the arrival of immigrants into Britain and the often difficult integration into the mainstream of English culture with symbolic sequences shot in Alaska in

Overview

Filmmaker John Akomfrah directed this impressionistic, semi-documentary examination of the journey of African, Caribbean and Asian exiles into the United Kingdom. The Nine Muses combines archival footage of the arrival of immigrants into Britain and the often difficult integration into the mainstream of English culture with symbolic sequences shot in Alaska in which three figures wander through the frozen wastes but never meet, and scenes in which emigrants wander abandoned industrial districts in England. The film also uses the nine muses of Greek mythology as a recurring metaphor, also incorporating the works of Homer with readings of the works of great British writers from Williams Shakespeare to Dylan Thomas. The Nine Muses received its American premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2012
UPC:
0854565001404
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
Icarus Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
3:11:00
Sales rank:
17,239

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Scene Index

Disc #1 --The Nine Muses
1. Mnemosyne [5:36]
2. Calliope [11:45]
3. Clio [9:14]
4. Polyhymnia [11:36]
5. Melpomene [5:17]
6. Euterpe [12:53]
7. Urania [14:47]
8. Thalia [6:13]
9. Erato [7:09]
10. Terpsichore [11:38]
Disc #2 -- Seven Songs for Malcolm X/The Last Angel of History
1. The Seventh Child [10:53]
2. The Seven Years In Seventh Heaven [8:54]
3. The Hour of the New Negro [2:34]
4. Now's the Time [11:34]
5. The Hour of the Knife [1:29]
6. The Hour of Revolution [10:18]
7. The End is Nigh [6:36]
1. Mothership Connection [6:17]
2. Three Arks [8:02]
3. The Man-Machine [7:48]
4. Black Existence Is Science Fiction [4:03]
5. The Thief Becomes An Angel [11:16]
6. No Escape [7:35]

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