This absorbing documentary from director John Akomfrah presents an intimate and engaging portrait of Stuart Hall, the Jamaican-born public intellectual and co-founder of the 'New Left Review', whose work in the field of cultural theory has profoundly influenced the academic landscape. Using extensive footage of Hall's appearances on radio and television, the film explores its themes of memory, race and identity through the juxtaposition of events from Hall's life, and a discourse on the wider social and political events of the second half of the twentieth century, all set against a soundtrack by Hall's favourite musician, Miles Davis.
The Stuart Hall Project Q&A (2013,12 mins): John Akomfrah and Baroness Lola Young in conversation at BFI Southbank
John Akomfrah and Stuart Hall Q&A with Parminder Vir (2013,49 mins): audio recording from the ICA screening of The Stuart Hall Project
Black and White in Colour Rushes (BFI, 1992,20 mins): an interview with John Akomfrah recorded for Isaac Julien's Black and White in Colour: Television, Memory, Race which was broadcast during the BBC's 'Black and White in Colour' season
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