John Akomfrah's haunting film-essay weaves Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey,
with the history of mass migration from Africa, the Caribbean, and
South Asia, to Post War Britain. Divided into chapters named after each
muse, the film features stunning winter vistas, a soundtrack rich in readings
from Homer to Dante to T. S. Eliot, and the music of Arvo Pärt and India's
Gundecha Brothers. Creating a philosophical rumination on the emigrant's
experience, the journey, and the idea of home, THE NINE MUSES is a
remarkable meditation on displacement, identity, and memory.