50 minutes: solo : Maltese with English sub-titles
Grima and his artistic team investigated and contemplated the different histories and types of explosions – military, ceremonial, creative, and criminal – from fireworks to bombs on the island of Malta.
Various stories deserve further contemplation. An unspoken post-colonial trauma was left on and around the island of Malta, one of the most bombarded places on Earth after World War II.
Jimmy Grima draws on his personal history, in conversation with his family, which includes three generations of people who engaged in the manufacturing of fireworks.