Yours Truly

Maddi Barber, Christopher Murray, Charlotte Hoskins

GB / US / ES / CL
Short film

Yours Truly follows the trail and stories of preserved animal bodies collected by Manchester Museum. Historic correspondence between museum directors, explorers and aristocratic collectors since the 19th century unveils some curious details about the ›specimens‹, which are still being displayed, classified and archived by museum staff today – all of them uncomfortable reminders of scientific practice during colonial times.

Director / Cinematography / Editing

Christopher Murray, Charlotte Hoskins, Maddi Barber


Carlo Sánchez


Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology of the University of Manchester, Charlotte Hoskins, Christopher Murray, Maddi Barber


Maddi Barber

Maddi Barber

Maddi Barber holds a BA in media and an MA in visual anthropology at the University of Manchester.

Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray schloss ein Filmstudium an der Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile ab sowie ein Masterstudium der Visuellen Anthropologie an der University of Manchester.

Charlotte Hoskins

Charlotte Hoskins is a film-maker and anthropologist from Virginia. She has studied visual anthropology and is currently a doctoral candidate at St Peter’s College, Oxford.