FRANTZ FANON: SA VIE, SON COMBAT, SON TRAVAIL
FRANTZ FANON: HIS LIFE, HIS STRUGGLE, HIS WORK

DIRECTOR
Cheikh Djemaï

WRITER
Cheikh Djemaï

Running time: 52’
Production: Martinique / France / Algeria / Tunisia, 2004
Rating: Not rated
Gauge: DVD (color and B&W)

GENRE
Documentary

DISTRIBUTOR
ArtMattan Films




"Cheikh Djemaï, French-Algerian filmmaker, is one of the creators who claim the right to 'Remembrance' on behalf of their contemporaries who were crushed by the wheels of 'History'. His movies help us better reach the humanity that is coiled inside each of us. This demanding director, a man of fury and passion, is like a breath of hope and gives new meaning to the word solidarity.”
G. Ginsberg, RFO

Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. During the Second World War, he volunteered as a soldier to help France, “the Mother Country,” against the Nazis. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of black consciousness known as négritude. His 1952 book, ''Black Skin, White Masks,'' offers a penetrating analysis of racism and oppression in colonized countries and of the ways in which it is internalised by its victims. While secretly aiding the rebels of the Algerian anti-colonial war as a doctor in Algeria, Fanon cared for victims and perpetrators alike, producing case notes that shed invaluable light on the psychic traumas of colonial war. Expelled from Algeria in 1956, Fanon moved to Tunis where he wrote for El Moudjahid, the rebel newspaper, founded Africa's first psychiatric clinic, and wrote several influential books on decolonization. Frantz Fanon, His Life, His Struggle, His Work reunites testimonies of friends, family and colleagues that he met during the different steps of his life and traces the short and intense life of one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.

 
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