A STORY OF BONES

Directed by Joseph Curran & Dominic Aubrey de Vere

As the Environmental Officer for St. Helena’s doomed $350m airport, Annina van Neel witnessed the unearthing of the island’s most terrible secret – a desecrated mass burial ground of an estimated 10,000 African men, women and children, retrieved from slave ships during the Middle Passage. Devastated by this historical injustice, Annina finds an ally and mentor in Peggy King Jorde, an African American woman who – thirty years earlier – faced a similar struggle against the powers that be. Together, they fight for the proper memorialisation of these forgotten victims.

The project was part of the first wave of grantees of the BFI / Doc Society Fund.

 

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