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‘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