Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence

O násilí

Photography: Lis Asklund, Bo Bjelfvenstam, Ingrid Dahlberg, Lars Hjelm, Roland Hjelte, Stig Holmqvist, Per Källberg, Lennart Malmer, Ingela Romare, Leyla Assaf Tengroth
Editing: Michael Aaglund, Dino Jonsäter, Göran Hugo Olsson, Sophie Vukovic
Sound: Micke Nyström
Music: Neo Muyanga
Producer, Co-producer: Annika Rogell, Tobias Janson
Language: English, Swedish, Portuguese, Afrikaans
Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) was an influential political thinker whose opinions influenced the anti-colonialist movement in Africa, especially in Algeria, where he worked as a psychiatrist during the war for independence from France. The title of the Swedish filmmaker’s documentary refers to the first chapter of Fanon’s celebrated – and in its day, banned in France – book The Wretched of the Earth, which defended the rights of colonized Africans. Found footage from the French-Algerian War, shocking in places, features commentary by American singer Lauren Hill, who recites passages from Fanon’s book, whose topics and ideas are still relevant to the current situation even today.

“Fanon did not stop at thinking colonization but wanted to do something about it. He gave his time and skill to the healing of those who suffered from violence.”

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Films Boutique
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Berlin / 10997 / Germany
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Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Opus Bonum
Premiere Type: Central European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
27.10.2014 21:00


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory