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I can’t wait to see this new documentary by John Akomfrah on Stuart Hall.

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  • Nina Fonoroff September 26, 2013, 7:59 pm

    Wow, that’s great news, Joe! I can’t wait either. Thanks for the heads up!

    I met John Akomfrah very briefly, many years ago, in the late ’80s, at an independent/experimental film screening venue in New York (the Collective for Living Cinema, now sadly defunct). He presented a beautiful film called “Handsworth Songs” that always remained with me, and that I’ve been trying to get ahold of on VHS or DVD ever since. I’ve been thinking a lot about it recently, especially, since right now I’m now teaching a course on “The Film Essay.”

    “Handsworth Songs” was produced through the Black Audio Film Collective, of which Akomfrah was a member, and which might be one of the only *collective* filmmaking efforts to have succeeded in producing a film! Here are some links:

    Interview with John Akomfrah on the Black Audio Film Collective: (1 of 3)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaofwl6AYSw

    Stuart Hall project (interview with John Akomfrah)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59-Hrn6IrE4

    “Handsworth Songs,” online:
    http://blip.tv/stoffel/handsworth-songs-akomfrah-1986-5316575

    • Joe Vogel October 2, 2013, 4:16 pm

      Thanks for the links, Nina! I’m going to check out “Handsworth Songs.” Your course sounds interesting. What else are you using?

  • constance pierce October 11, 2013, 2:07 am

    My gratitude to both of you for opening new doors for me in cinematic art.
    Appreciate all the information and links provided!

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