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Art as Activism: Baldwin’s legacy and relevance today - film screening and panel discussion on 18th October in Oxford

21 Sep 2017

Stuart Hall Foundation in collaboration with Merton College, Oxford and TORCH is organising a film screening of Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary I am Not Your Negro followed by a panel discussion on 18th October in Oxford.

In his incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion with the award-winning artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien and writer Caryl Phillips, moderated by Professor Alison Donnell (University of East Anglia). Taking the film and James Baldwin’s work as a starting point, the speakers will discuss their work and the life of an intellectual dissident in relation to art, politics and activism.


Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Public Lecture has been postponed until next year.  


Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit Dan Budnik