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A Story of Bones

United Kingdom
2022 — 95' / Color

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Synopsis

Annina van Neel was employed as the Chief Environmental Officer overseeing the construction of an airport on Saint Helena, a British colonial outpost a long way from Namibia, where van Neel grew up. But when a burial site is discovered, holding the remains of some 8,000 slaves, her role dramatically shifts. Haunted by the injustice of South Africa’s Apartheid past, and the desecration of these sacred African burial grounds, van Neel seeks justice for the remains in a campaign that exposes Britain’s deeply troubling ties to its colonial legacy.

Director Biography

Joseph Curran & Dominic de Vere are a directing duo compelled by vital stories in urgent need of a spotlight. It is this mission statement that led them to Saint Helena, one of the world’s most remote islands. A Story of Bones is their first feature-length documentary.

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Director

Dominic Aubrey de Vere

Joseph Curran

Producer

Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo

Cinematographer

Dominic Aubrey de Vere

Joseph Curran

Editor

James Scott

Sound

Paul Darling

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