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Past Events

CounterCulture Speaker Series Renewed for 2013/2014

Sunday, September 01 2013

CounterCulture Speaker SeriesThe CounterCulture Speakers Series has been renewed for 2013/2014! Our next event will take place in September, 2013. Stay tuned for future updates and announcements!

In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at some of our past events:

Documenting Occupy – October 3rd, 2012
Occupy the Economy – November 30th, 2012
Revolutionary Horizons? Debating the Democratic Potential of the Internet – April 12, 2013
The Missing News: BC Election 2013 – May 3, 2013

CounterCulture brings together the best critical thinkers in media today, with film, talks, and discussion groups on art, media and politics. For more info on the series, click here.

Time: 7:00 pm -
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Cost: Free

‘The Stuart Hall Project’ Vancouver Premiere Screening

Wednesday, February 05 2014

In celebration of Black History Month, DOXA’s Motion Pictures Film Series, the SFU Institute for the Humanities, and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement were very pleased to present the Vancouver premiere of John Akomfrah’s remarkable film portrait The Stuart Hall Project. The Media Democracy Project was excited to act as a community partner and assisted in promoting this event as part of our ongoing CounterCulture Speaker Series.

One of the founding figures of the New Left and a key architect of Cultural Studies, Stuart Hall came to prominence at the BBC, and over the course of a 50 year career in radio and television established himself as one of the UK’s leading intellectuals.

‘The Stuart Hall Project’ marries clips of Hall’s work, drawn from more than 100 hours of archival footage, with the music of Miles Davis (a lifelong obsession of Hall’s). From the beginning of his career, the personal and political were intimately conjoined. The film eschews standard biographical linearity in favour of a more expansive and free-floating approach that examines everything from the Suez Crisis to the Vietnam War.

Time: 7:00pm -
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Woodward’s 149 W Hastings St. Vancouver
Cost: $8 Students and Seniors/$10 General online; $10 Students and Seniors/$12 General door