Triggered by the memoirs of a medical missionary on the Afghan borderlands, the film is constructed from archive photographs of colonial life on the North West frontier of British India at the turn of the 20th century. Searching for clues to the realities behind images framed during a time of colonial conflict, the film plays sound against image and finds striking continuities in Western portrayals of a distant place and people.
27 minutes. UK. Distribution LUX. DVD Filmarmalade.
Best international film/video at 2011 Images Festival Toronto and Courtisane Festival, Ghent
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