‘THE STUART HALL PROJECT’ TO BE SCREENED AS PART OF THE 3RD EUNIC Film Festival 2014
The British Council in Namibia will present the documentary "The Stuart Hall Project" as part of the 3rd EUNIC Film Festival in Namibia. This excellent documentary will be screened on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 18:00, at the Goethe Centre, Windhoek. Entrance is free of charge.
The British Council selected this film for the 3rd EUNIC Festival, and this year’s theme is Hero’s. Stuart Hall passed away in February 2014 and was clearly a recognized Hero in UK Society.
"An excellent choice by the British Council. This film not only fits superbly into the theme of "Heroes", but the filmmaker Akomfrah delivers a fascinating tribute to Stuart Hall, the Godfather of Multiculturalism, who passed away in early 2014". - Hans-Christian Mahnke, filmcritic /curator from Namibia
John Akomfrah's documentary follows Jamaican-born intellectual Stuart Hall, exploring memory, identity, belonging, scholarly impulse, and politics in a 20th century... context. A person’s culture is something that is often described as fixed or defined and rooted in a particular region, nation, or state. Stuart Hall, one of the most preeminent intellectuals on the Left in Britain, updates this definition as he eloquently theorizes that cultural identity is fluid—always morphing and stretching toward possibility but also constantly experiencing nostalgia for a past that can never be revisited.
Filmmaker John Akomfrah uses the rich and complex mood created by Miles Davis’s trumpet to root a masterful tapestry of newly filmed material, archival imagery, excerpts from television programs, home movies, and family photographs to create this lyrical and emotionally powerful portrait of the life and philosophy of this influential theorist. Like a fine scotch, The Stuart Hall Project is smooth, complicated, and euphorically pleasing. It taps into a singular intelligence to extract the tools we need to make sense of our lives in the modern world.
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