Concerning Violence (Digital)
Dir. Göran Olsson (2014); USA, 90m
Starring: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Programmed by: Amy Epperson
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT 3:00PM
In nine chapters, Afro-French revolutionary Frantz Fanon's post-colonialist essay (of the same title) from The Wretched of the Earth, as read by Lauryn Hill, discusses the ways in which the native frees oneself from their European oppressor and explores the dehumanizing physical and psychological effects of colonialism. Archival footage of the liberation armies and organized people's assemblies of Angola, Mozambique and Rhodesia illustrate the movements and mechanisms towards decolonization by the colonized, concerning violence as resistance.