Concerning Violence

Friday, December 5 - Thursday, December 18, 2014

CONCERNING VIOLENCE, a new documentary from Göran Hugo Olsson, director of The Black Power Mixtape is a bold visual narration on colonization in Africa, based on newly discovered archival material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late ’60s and ’70s.

Accompanied by text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, featuring narration by singer and activist Lauryn Hill and an interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, renowned Columbia University professor and post-colonial cultural theorist, CONCERNING VIOLENCE screened to critical acclaim at the 2014 Sundance and Berlin film festivals.

The film depicts some of the most daring moments ever captured during the anti-colonialist struggle from the Angolan War of Independence to the Mozambique Liberation Front. CONCERNING VIOLENCE is an emotionally resonant cinematic essay, which confronts the dehumanizing mechanisms of colonialism to illuminate the urgent need for change in the present.

  • Country Denmark/Finland/Sweden/U.S.A.
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Director Göran Hugo Olsson

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