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A Story of Bones + ScreenTalk with the filmmakers

Preview: BBC Storyville (BSL + Live captioned)

Storyville A Story of Bone

It tells the story of Annina van Neel as she works to reclaim the neglected history of St. Helena after the remains of thousands of formerly enslaved Africans are uncovered on the remote island.

As the Chief Environmental Officer for Saint Helena's troubled £285m airport project, Annina learned of the island's most terrible atrocity - an unmarked mass burial ground of an estimated 9,000 formerly enslaved Africans in Rupert's Valley. It is one of the most significant traces of the transatlantic slave trade still on earth.

Haunted by this historical injustice, Annina now fights alongside renowned African American preservationist Peggy King Jorde and a group of disenfranchised islanders - many of them descendants of the formerly enslaved - for the proper memorialisation of these forgotten victims. The resistance they face exposes disturbing truths about the UK's colonial past and present.

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UK 2022 dirs Joseph Curran and Dominic Aubrey de Vere 95 min

Please Note: This screening is HOH Captioned and the ScreenTalk is interpreted in BSL. 


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