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FotoFilm: The Stuart Hall Project

  • National Gallery of Art 6th & Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20565 (map)
courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery

courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery

East Building Auditorium
Introduced by Aboubakar Sanogo, Carleton University, Ottawa

The celebrated Jamaica-born sociologist and theorist Stuart Hall (1932–2014) was the founding father of cultural studies, the popular interdisciplinary field that has reworked the way in which cultural patterns are studied within societies. Combining archival imagery, home movies, and found footage with new material and a uniquely crafted soundtrack, “Akomfrah’s filmmaking approach matches Hall’s intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity, and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the twentieth century” — British Film Institute. (2013, 95 minutes) Presented in association with Films Across Borders