Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996)

Isaac Julien
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (still)
Digital video with colour and sound
70 minutes
Courtesy of JN films Ltd


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.

Screening Information

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.