Concerning Violence


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 28, 2015 5:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Mar 1, 2015 9:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Mar 2, 2015 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Mar 3, 2015 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Mar 5, 2015 9:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:89 minutes
Country Listing:Africa (region), Denmark, Finland, Sweden, USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Göran Hugo Olsson
Cinema Extra
Distributed by:Kino Lorber Inc.
Narrated by:Lauryn Hill


From filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson, director of The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (Official Selection, Hot Docs 2011), comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa. Weaving newly discovered archival material from the late 1960s and 70s with text from Frantz Fanon’s seminal work on the dehumanizing effects of colonialism, The Wretched of the Earth, Concerning Violence is both an archive-driven survey of the most daring moments in Africa’s liberation struggle, and an exploration of the mechanisms of decolonization. This unique blend of archive and essay re-introduces Fanon’s humanist, post-colonial vision through a cinematic journey that brings the viewer face to face with the subjects of Fanon’s writings; people for whom his words were not just rhetoric, but a harsh reality.

Co-presented by Toronto Black Film Festival.

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