Who was Frantz Fanon and what is his legacy today? From yesterday to today, filmmaker Hassane Mezine turns his camera towards women and men who knew and shared privileged moments with the ‘flint warrior’ in his course of struggle against colonialism. As a known anti-colonial writer this event will look at the legacy and meaning of Frantz Fanon’s work for activism today. Together with Decolonial International Network we will have a conversation after the filmscreening with several experts, activists, the filmmaker and our audience.
With amongst others
– Hassane Mezine Photograhe | Filmdirector “Fanon yesterday, today”
– Djehuti Ankh-Kheru | Onderzoeker en Auteur van verschillende boeken over slavernij waaronder zwart erfgoed en blackness
– Grâce Ndjako | Filosoof en politicoloog, Teaching-Assistant niet-Westerse filosofie aan de University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam
From yesterday to today, filmmaker Hassane Mezine turns his camera towards women and men who knew and shared privileged moments with the “flint warrior”, as per the beautiful formula by Aime Cesaire, in the course of the struggle, but also in family and friendly intimacy. Fanon died on December 1961, yet his thoughts irrigate numerous lands of struggle across the globe. What views on the thinker and the man of action do those who are engaged today on different fronts against injustice and the arbitrary bear? The director brings the viewer on a journey from the homeland to the foci of political and social struggles passing through the land where Fanon is buried. In the north and in the south of the world, activists speak about their struggles and testify about their relationships to Frantz Fanon. The transmission is thus established between the historical dimension and the diverse contemporary spaces swept by the Fanonian breath.
- Director: Hassan Mezine.
- Duration: 87 mins
- France/Algeria 2018
- Language: French
- English Subtitles
- Link to trailer.
This event is part of the ‘Week Tegen Racisme / Week Against Racism’. On March 21 we organize a festival (https://dezwijger.nl/programma/festival-samen-tegen-racisme) and on March 23th there’s a national demonstration (http://21maartcomite.nl/?p=870).
18/3 | Free admission | Reserve your spot here: https://dezwijger.nl/programma/docu-fanon-yesterday-today