Whilst you archive me

 

This film is about violence, opportunity and awakening - in that order. There are thousands of images, artefacts and words connected to the global African, and other, historically persecuted communities hidden in archives and museums across Europe, America and Australasia. A lot of them ended up there as a result of violence.  The way many of these items are described and used by the institutions are often inappropriate.

Being faced with these records provides an opportunity for reflection. Reflection can be the start of something beautiful.