Concerning Violence

Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson

Release Year: 2014
Running Time: 89
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S., Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Africa (region)
Closed Captioned: Yes
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Cast
Robert Mugabe
Tonderai Makoni
Amílcar Cabral
Thomas Sankara

Crew
Editor Lauryn Hill
Produced by Tobias Janson and Annika Rogell
Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson

From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late '60s and '70s, accompanied by text from Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

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"...not only a searing look at Europe's painful involvement in participating, encouraging and backing regimes of oppression, but Concerning Violence makes it clear that not much has changed in the fifty years since Fanon's powerful words were first printed. This machinery is still at work in global politics and business, invested in the exploitation of Africa. Concerning Violence suggests that the lesson has yet to be learned, and it's only a matter of time until history repeats itself again, and action is taken." Kevin Jagernauth, IndieWIRE

Awards

  • Sundance Film Festival 2014, World Cinema Documentary Competition
    Gothenburg International Film Festival 2014, Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary
    Berlin 64th International Film Festival 2014, Panorama Section

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