A swiss missionary leaves for South Africa in the late 1940s. During 25 years she records the daily life and official events; work and holidays, anniversaries, shared moments. Years go by and the images are stocked in a box, with this double memory, individual and collective. A personal a look on the world, revealing both a local and fragmentary testimony, as well as on a wider level, life in a mission station in the heart of a country in the grips of racial segregation. Through a dialogue between words and images, the film deconstructs the filmer’s point of view by making up a subjective portrait.
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