The Stuart Hall Project

The Stuart Hall Project with John Akomfrah
Friday, 28 February
6:30 PM
Davis Auditorium
Columbia University
(use main campus entrance 2960 Broadway at 116th St)

The Stuart Hall Project, a film about the father of cultural studies and social theorist, Stuart Hall, is a stunning record of the massive social and political convulsions of post-colonial Britain. Produced entirely from footage of Hall on British television and radio (alongside archival footage, images from his trips to Jamaica, and the music of Miles Davis), the film offers a moving account of exile, racism, hybridity, violence, and radical struggle—all of which has been the experience of New World black and South Asian émigrés since mid-century. The screening is followed by a discussion with the director John Akomfrah, exhibition co-curator Naima Keith and scholar Rich Blint.

John Akomfrah, OBE, was a co-founder of the important London-based film body, The Black Audio Film Collective, and now helms Smoking Dog Productions. In partnership with long-time collaborator, Lina Gopaul, Akomfrah has received more than thirty international awards and scores of official film festival selections. Akomfrah’s other films include: The March, The Nine Muses, Oil Spill: The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Handsworth Songs, and Seven Songs for Malcolm X, among others.

The screening is free to the public, but organizers ask that you RSVP: RSVP for this screening

Hall Shadows Poster

This program is part of a two day event that includes a conversation between poet, performer, and musician Saul Williams and artist and Columbia faculty member Sanford Biggers. This conversation will take place on Thursday, 27 February at 7pm at the Studio Museum of Harlem. You may find more information about both programs here.
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