The truth – obscured behind the static noise of old VHS tapes, behind the gaze of photographed subjects in a colonial archive, behind the words of the stories told – is hard to pinpoint. And as the title of this film suggests, it can be altered. Onyeka Igwe trudges through personal, colonial and televisual archives in Nigeria to tell the story of her grandfather. The tales she encounters are complicated, but she finds her own rhythm in recounting them.
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