When working for the construction of the new airport on Saint Helena, Namibian resident Annina Van Neel hears about the discovery of mass graves of formerly enslaved people on the island. When she starts fighting for an honourable resting place, she has to take on resistance, indifference and the persistent legacy of colonialism.
After the screening of the film ‘A Story of Bones’, Annina is joined by several experts on culture, heritage and colonialism. Together they will elaborate on the excavated ancestral remains of the enslaved Africans of the Golden Rock plantation on St. Eustatius, which was (and currently is) under Dutch colonial control. The correlation between Saint Helena and St. Eustatius burial grounds constitutes a great historical synergy between the two stories and adds to our understanding of the middle passage.