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The Stuart Hall Project

D: John Akomfrah, GB 2013, HD File, 100 min, OV eng.

The Stuart Hall Project (Film still) | © Smoking Dogs Film 2013

The Stuart Hall Project (Film still) | © Smoking Dogs Film 2013

An associative portrait of the famous cultural theorist

John Akomfrah’ s passionate portrait of British cultural theorist Stewart Hall, who died in 2014, examines his relevance to the black diaspora in Great Britain as well as Hall’s trailblazing ideas on cultural hegemony. The history of the scholar and activist from the New Left is told with the help of interview clips and television recordings of Hall himself – the documentary’s associative collage technique resembles a jazz improvisation by Miles Davis, who who is also the source for the soundtrack.