Screening and Talk

John Akomfrah:
Three Films

Related Exhibition Sublime Seas

Saturday, April 28, 2018
1 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater


This event is free and open to the public; museum admission is not required.

John Akomfrah/Black Audio Film Collective, Handsworth Songs, 1986 (still); image courtesy Smoking Dog Films

Coinciding with the exhibition of John Akomfrah’s recent work Vertigo Sea (2015), SFMOMA presents three of Akomfrah’s films – Handsworth Songs (1986), The Nine Muses (2011), The Stuart Hall Project (2013) – reflecting on untold stories of migration from Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia to Britain. Akomfrah himself is joined by African American literature and cultural studies scholar Stephen Best, and curator Dominic Willsdon in a public conversation about these and other works.


John Akomfrah, artist and filmmaker

Stephen Best, associate professor of English at University of California, Berkeley

Dominic Willsdon, George and Leanne Roberts Curator of Education and Public Practice

Program notes available here.