I saw John Akomfrah's film The Nine Muses last night at the ICA. It's been a while since I've made a trip to the ICA, I forget what an amazing and exciting institution it is. I've never seen a film like The Nine Muses before, but found it really captivating. It's a non-narrative meditation on migration and travel, told through beautiful snowy images, and ecclectic but excellently chosen poetry extracts.
The film made some very interesting and challenging points about accent as well. Some very thought provoking ideas about the way that we use accent to create identities on screen, and also the way that we respond as audiences. Food for thought for the PhD