Sweden/USA/Denmark/Finland, 2014, Colour and B&W, 85 min
In this potent, arresting, and surprisingly emotional film, Olsson artfully elucidates Fanon’s psychiatric and psychological analysis of the dehumanizing effects of colonization on the individual and the nation. Concerning Violence makes accessible Fanon’s theory that the violence of colonialism must be met with greater violence to be defeated, as well as his vision and plea to reject the lust for colonial power and instead embrace a more creative and humane society. As a result, Olsson’s powerful documentary makes an accurate, timely, and vital contribution toward building a better world for the future.
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Göran Hugo Olsson, born 1965 in Lund, Sweden. Göran Hugo Olsson was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and is one of Sweden’s leading filmmakers internationally. He is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and manufacturer of his own innovation - the A-Cam, a Super-16 film camera. He was editor and co-founder of the short documentary television program”Ikon” (SVT). His previous film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) became a huge hit in festivals, theatres and TV broadcasts worldwide.
Sundance 2014. Berlinale 2014. Hot Docs 2014. Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary – Gӧteborg IFF 2014.
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