FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK
May 25 only
A Q&A with directors Mark Nash (in person) and Isaac Julien (via Skype), moderated by associate professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley Leigh Raiford, will follow the screening.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask explores for the first time on film the pre-eminent theorist of the anti-colonial movements of this century. Fanon’s two major works, Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth, were pioneering studies of the psychological impact of racism on both colonized and colonizer. Jean-Paul Sartre recognized Fanon as the figure “through whose voice the Third World finds and speaks for itself.” This innovative film biography restores Fanon to his rightful place at the center of contemporary discussions around post-colonial identity.Isaac Julien, the celebrated black British director of such provocative films as Looking for Langston and Young Soul Rebels, integrates the facts of Fanon’s brief but remarkably eventful life with his long and tortuous inner journey. Julien elegantly weaves together interviews with family members and friends, documentary footage, readings from Fanon’s work and dramatizations of crucial moments in Fanon’s life. Cultural critics Stuart Hall and Françoise Verges position Fanon’s work in his own time and draw out its implications for our own.
Directed by Mark Nash, Isaac Julien. With Colin Salmon, Stuart Hall, Halima Daoud, Noirin Ni Dubhgail, Olivier Fanon and Felix Fanon. 1995. United Kingdom. French, English, Arabic. 72 Minutes. A Film Movement Classics release.
Also playing at Red Bay Coffee in Oakland on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30pm. Tickets for Oakland screening here.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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