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2nd March - 8th March

Nelly’s Memory (PG)

Director: Nicolas Wouters

Belgium, 2021, 40 minutes, subtitles 


Nicolas, the grandson of colonists in the Belgian Congo, wants to know what life was like for his grandparents - behind the photos, letters, and films. The erasure of the Black community in his family's archive fits with their legacy of colonial life. A life dictated by silence, denial and looking the other way. Through stunning animation, Nicolas exposes what the photos and letters leave out, revealing the truth about a buried past his family had attempted to erase. 


UK online premiere

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