ASL interpretation is not available for this workshop.
A facilitated circle discussion about colonization from an Indigenous context within Canada and an exploration of anti-oppression terminology. Will be focusing on grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures.
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson | Sweden | 2014 | 78 minutes
“I do not think it is premature to call Concerning Violence the documentary of the year” – Grolsch Film Works
“a sobering, important and expertly curated documentary” – The List
“a passionate call to arms" – Time Out
From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative from Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the most daring moments in struggles for liberation from colonial rule in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. Narrated by singer Lauryn Hill, this powerful footage is combined with text from Frantz Fanon’s landmark book The Wretched of the Earth - written in 1960 and still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the unrest and the reactions against it.
The people captured by these filmmakers fought with their lives at stake, for their and others’ freedom. The unique archival footage features a night-time raid with the MPLA in Angola, interviews with the guerrilla soldiers of FRELIMO in Mozambique, as well as with Thomas Sankara, Amílcar Cabral and other African revolutionaries. Concerning Violence tells the story of the people and ideas behind one of the most urgent struggles for freedom and change in the 20th century.
The film re-introduces Fanon’s humanist, anticolonial vision through a cinematic journey that brings us face to face with the people for whom Fanon’s writings on decolonization were not just rhetoric, but a reality.
* * * * * PANEL DISCUSSION The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on Fanon’s legacy and contemporary decolonization struggles featuring:
Glen Coulthard (Yellowknives Dene; Assistant Professor of First Nations Studies & Political Science, UBC)