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Film Programs
Lateral Time: John Akomfrah and Smoking Dogs Films
Urban Soul followed by Oil Spill: The Exxon Valdez Disaster

December 2 at 12:30
East Building Auditorium

Over the years, Akomfrah and his partners have been commissioned by many television channels, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, to produce original programming. Two examples of Smoking Dogs Films’ works made for broadcast, Urban Soul (2004, 75 minutes) and Oil Spill: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (2009, 60 minutes), each use pop culture subjects — the phenomenon of R&B and the devastation of man-made ecological disasters, respectively — as criteria to investigate deeper themes of corporate corruption and greed. (Total running time 135 minutes)

courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery

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