Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask
Isaac Julien’s film is an eloquent and complex exploration of the life and legacy of this century’s most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism.Angela Y. Davis
Colin Salmon, Halima Daoud, Noirin Ni Dubhgaill, Amir M. Korangy,
This portrait of Frantz Fanon is as visually captivating as it is intellectually stimulating, exploring the life and work of one of the twentieth century’s most intriguing theorists of race, politics, and gender. Fanon is best known for the pioneering books Black Skin, White Mask and Wretched of the Earth. Born in Martinique in 1925, he received his psychiatric training in France, and there he began to explore the concept of postcolonial identity. Fanon was to become deeply involved in the movement for Algerian independence. Using interviews, readings, and dramatic reenactments, Julien’s film reveals the complexity of Fanon’s elegant maneuvers between the personal and the political.