|Ominous, isn't it?|
If I remember my film studies correctly, Frantz Fanon was the writer, philosopher, theorist and psychiatrist who penned the methodical book Black Skin, White Masks on the negative psychological impacts of racism and colonization on black people in society; rudimentary stuff to us now, but revolutionary in its debut.
In fact, the writer had even more incendiary material in him for another book called The Wretched of the Earth, wherein he supports the use of violence by colonized or indigenous people in protests or struggles for human rights, as a direct nose-thumbing to oppressive powers who consider them less than human. Not surprisingly, Fanon's book was censored at the time, but proved to be highly influential to indigenous struggles around the world, and filmmaker Goran Olsson based his documentary Concerning Violence on the tome's major themes applied to the struggle for independence in Africa. Olsson's documentary, not released or even available in the United States, will be brought to El Centro Cultural de Mexico in SanTana by Colectivo de Mujeres Migrantes Unidas (Collective of United Migrant Women) this Saturday.More »