, 2010, 28 minutes
B&W, Sound (stereo), HD Video
Triggered by the memoirs of a medical missionary on the Afghan borderlands, the film is constructed from still 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 to find contemporary parallels in Western portrayals of a distant place and people.
Credits:Picture and Sound edit by Miranda Pennell and John Smith Writings from TL Pennell's Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier (1909)