The Stuart Hall Project 2013 Ages 15+

1.30PM Sat 20 Jan 2018 (1hr 43mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Stuart Hall was a leading intellectual and cultural theorist in the UK for more than 50 years – appearing regularly on television and radio and fronting provocative, thoughtful documentaries. John Akomfrah's masterful film essay is made entirely from Hall's film, television, radio and photographic archives – and a soundtrack from Hall's musical hero Miles Davis. Hall's central argument is that a person's identity is continually shaped by surrounding forces – he often uses his own experience as a Jamaican-raised part Scottish, part African, part Portuguese Jew to make his point. Not only does this remarkable film work as both a portrait of Hall himself and his adopted country, it is also an intriguing insight into how the UK has for many decades used the documentary form to explore questions of identity.' Sheffield Documentary Film Festival

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, 103 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JOHN AKOMFRAH / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DEWALD AUKEMA / EDITOR: NSE ASUQUO / MUSIC: TREVOR MATHISON / CAST: STUART HALL, CATHERINE HALL / PRODUTION CO: SMOKING DOGS FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LISSON GALLERY