Reading 'The Stuart Hall Project'

Rajinder Dudrah

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    Abstract

    How might we be able to read and appreciate John Akomfrah's documentary 'The Stuart Hall Project'? This article explores the film from a combined film and cultural studies approach, inspired by the intellectual work of Professor Stuart Hall himself. It situates the documentary about the life and work of Hall in terms of a development of Akomfrah's earlier work and in particular provides a close reading of the film as it deals with issues of biography and autobiography, identity and travel, and how it leaves us with an intriguing possibility of a conjunctural ending. It is argued that these topics have been represented through a reflexive audio-visual aesthetic as they are in an intimate dialogue with Hall's own cultural theory on such matters.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)383-401
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of British Cinema and Television
    Volume12
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2015

    Keywords

    • autobiography, biography, conjuncture, film and cultural studies, identity, John Akomfrah, Stuart Hall, travel

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