Isaac Julien and Mark Nash produced this 70-minute drama-documentary film in 1996. The impetus for the film project was to restore to academic and artistic discourses a recognition of both the originality and contradictory nature of this major thinker. It was initially conceived as a reflection on the revival of interest in Fanon's ideas in black visual and performance arts. The black arts movement in Britain and North America had sought a more substantial basis for reflection on the black body and its representations. In development, the film's mandate became broader to include other aspects of Fanon's influence and legacy.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996)
Director: Isaac Julien
Tunisia, United Kingdom
Narrative | 70 minutes
Arabic, English and French with Arabic and English subtitles
This screening is part of March Meeting 2022 programme.
Details about the full programme can be found here.