kweliTV | FRANTZ FANON: His Life, His Struggle, His Work

FRANTZ FANON: His Life, His Struggle, His Work \ 53 mins \ ALGERIA

Frantz Fanon, a psychiatrist originally from Martinique, became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. 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 negritude. His 1952 book, ''Black Skin, White Masks,'' offers a penetrating analysis of racism and of the ways in which it is internalized 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 wrote for El Moudjahid, the rebel newspaper, founded Africa's first psychiatric clinic, and wrote several influential books on decolonization. FRANZ FANON: HIS LIFE, HIS STRUGGLE, HIS WORK traces the short and intense life of one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. 


Curacao African Diaspora Film Festival; African Diaspora International Film Festival; Tournées Festival; Francophone Film Festival;

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Cheikh Djemai

Cheikh Djemaï, Franco-Algerian director, first flirted with the theater. During ten years spent at the Amandiers de Nanterre theater, he rubs shoulders with the greatest directors: Pierre Debauche, Antoine Vitez, Patrice Chéreau, Roger Planchon, Daniel Mesguish, Andrzej Wajda ... He finally chooses the image, a way that allows him to to express his revolts, his passions, his doubts, his hopes. After collaborating on various programs and television magazines, he began making more personal films. His films have been selected and dedicated in many festivals around the world. 

All from this director.