Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

Dir: Isaac Julien

UK / Tunisia

1995

72 mins

PG

Cast:

Colin Salmon, Stuart Hall, Françoise Vergès, Homi K Bhabha

Starring celebrated British actor Colin Salmon (ArrowPrime SuspectTomorrow Never Dies) as Fanon, and using reconstructions, archive footage and interviews with major theorists and writers (such as Stuart Hall, Françoise Vergès and Homi K Bhabha) Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask tells the story of the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon.

Together, artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien (Looking for Langston, Young Soul Rebels) and curator and producer Mark Nash (Documenta 11) undertake an intellectual and poetic exploration of Fanon’s life, influence and legacy, from his early years in Martinique (then a colony of France) to his professional life as a psychiatric doctor and revolutionary in Algeria during the bloody war of independence with France.

With Fanon and his work now more pertinent than ever, this resplendent 2K restoration received its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2017 to sold-out screenings.

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BFI

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