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Revolution, politics, culture and the New Left experience

Revolution, politics, culture and the New Left experience

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This absorbing documentary from director John Akomfrah (The Nine Muses, Handsworth Songs) 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.

“A stirring documentary tribute to the cultural theorist Stuart Hall … we see the past few decades through very special eyes” Time Out

“Akomfrah finds a new and quietly moving significance in Hall's own life story” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

This absorbing documentary from director John Akomfrah (The Nine Muses, Handsworth Songs) 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.

“A stirring documentary tribute to the cultural theorist Stuart Hall … we see the past few decades through very special eyes” Time Out

“Akomfrah finds a new and quietly moving significance in Hall's own life story” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Extras

  • 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
  • Original trailer
  • Optional 5.1. surround sound
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essay by the late Mark Fisher, and full credits

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SKU 5035673009987
Catalogue Number BFIVD998
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2013
Director Akomfrah, John
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio Original aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16x9 anamorphic)
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 103 min
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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