Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXII: Frantz Fanon Documentary “Concerning Violence”

Friday 11 November 2016, 7pm: Instead of our normal reading group, this month the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group will be showing a Sundance Official Selection film Concerning Violence (2014).

We will also be talking about anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles! As part of this, we’re going to be taking donations at the door to send off to Standing Rock! $5 suggested donation. NOTAFLOF

Last year, as part of the series on African philosophy, the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group read the first chapter of Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, and inspired by this reading we are revisiting it through the medium of film.

The director Göran Olsson, also the creator of the award-winning film Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975, has also been praised for this Fanon adaptation. Concerning Violence has been nominated for the Sundance Film Festival World Grand Jury Prize and the Munich International Documentary Festival Viktor Award, among many others.

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Göran Olsson Nominated
64th Berlin International Film Festival Cinema Fairbindet Prize Göran Olsson Won
Göteborg International Film Festival Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary Göran Olsson Won
Hong Kong International Film Festival Golden Firebird Award Göran Olsson Nominated
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival Best World Documentary Göran Olsson Nominated
Munich International Documentary Festival Viktor Award Göran Olsson Nominated
Oslo Films from the South Festival Best Documentary Feature Göran Olsson Won
Sheffield International Documentary Festival Special Jury Award Göran Olsson Nominated

Watch the trailer here:

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