Interviews, reconstructions and archive footage tell the story of the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon, author of 'Black Skin, White Masks'
Fanon, has also been acclaimed for writting 'The Wretched of the Earth' and for his professional life as a psychiatric doctor in Algeria during its war of independence with France.
'Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask is a seventy-minute drama-documentary film me and Mark Nash produced in 1996. The impetus for the film project was to restore to academic and artistic discourses a recognition of both the originality and contradictory nature of this major thinker. It was initially conceived as a reflection on the revival of interest in Fanon's ideas in black visual and performance arts. The black arts movement in Britain and North America had sought a more substantial basis for reflection on the black body and its representations. In development, the film's mandate became broader to include other aspects of Fanon's influence and legacy.'
68'36'', 35mm film, colour, stereo sound