The British Council in Namibia will present the documentary "The Stuart Hall Project" as part of its 3rd EUNIC Film Festival in Namibia.
The British Council selected this film for the 3rd EUNIC Festival, and this year’s theme is Hero’s. Stuart Hall passed away in February 2014 and was a recognized Hero in UK Society. Film critic /curator from Namibia Hans-Christian Mahnke, has said that the film was an excellent choice by the British Council.
“This film not only fits superbly into the theme of Heroes, but the filmmaker Akomfrah delivers a fascinating tribute to Stuart Hall, the Godfather of Multiculturalism, who passed away in early 2014" he said. John Akomfrah's documentary follows Jamaican-born intellectual Stuart Hall, exploring memory, identity, belonging, scholarly impulse, and politics in the 20th century.
The film maker explores a person’s culture as something that is often described as fixed or defined and rooted in a particular region, nation, or state Stuart Hall was one of the most preeminent intellectuals on the Left in Britain and updates this definition as he theorizes that cultural identity is fluid—always morphing and stretching toward possibility but also constantly experiencing nostalgia for a past that can never be revisited.
Filmmaker John Akomfrah uses the rich and complex mood created by Miles Davis’s trumpet to root a masterful tapestry of newly filmed material, archival imagery, excerpts from television programs, home movies, and family photographs to create this lyrical and emotionally powerful portrait of the life and philosophy of this influential theorist. This documentary will be screened on Monday, 15 September 2014 at 18h00 at the Goethe Centre. Entrance is free.