Concerning Violence

concerning violence 550“Profound … A commanding indictment of the exploitative nature of geopolitics, and of Europe's and the U.S.'s abuse of native peoples around the world.” –Village Voice

Colonialism, the political theorist Frantz Fanon wrote in 1962, “is violence in its natural state, and it will only yield when confronted with greater violence.” Hugely influential yet largely forgotten, Fanon better expressed the mechanics of global oppression and resistance than any 20th-century thinker, and Göran Hugo Olsson (BLACK POWER MIXTAPE) illustrates his texts using extraordinary footage: Rebels prepare to ambush Portuguese military base; a young woman and child, post amputation, reunite; starving villagers await redemption that will never come; and revolutionary icons Thomas Sankara and Amílcar Cabral forcefully express the immoral system they are fight against. CONCERNING VIOLENCE inverts the war film, revealing the ideology beneath the human wreckage. (Sweden, 2014, 83m, Kino Lorber)

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