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Walk Space Film Series-001: The Stuart Hall Project

Walk Space Film Series: 001: The Stuart Hall Project

Title:  The Stuart Hall Project

Director: John Akomfrah

Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes

Screening; Saturday, 6 July 2019

Time: 4.30pm 

Register/ rsvp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-space-film-series-tickets-64522559713


Summary:

The Stuart Hall Project is a 2013 British film written and directed by John Akomfrah centred on cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who is regarded as one of the founding figures of the New Left and a key architect of Cultural Studies in Britain. The film uses a montage of documentary footage together with Hall’s own words and thoughts to produce what Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called “an absorbing account”, awarding it four stars and stating that it has “an idealism and high seriousness that people might not immediately associate with the subject Hall pioneered”.[1] Sight & Sound magazine’s Ashley Clark described it as “a strongly personal work” that “unfolds simultaneously as a tribute to a heroic figure, a study of the emergence of the New Left and its attendant political ideas, and a summation, in thematic and technical terms, of the key characteristics of Akomfrah’s body of work thus far (intertextuality, archival manipulation, a focus on postcolonial and diasporic discourse in Britain). ( Wikipedia


The Walk Space Film Series is usually accompanied by discussions and readings.


Reading-play list:

1. John Akomfrah interview 

https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/interviews/stuart-hall-project-john-akomfrah-interview 

2. Encoding and decoding in the television discourse - An essay by Stuart hall
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/81670115.pdf 

3. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue 1959 (album) 

https://youtu.be/VQ5uo9_OijY