Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask by Issac Julien
Frantz Fanon traces the life of Franz Fanon (Jul 20, 1925 – Dec 6, 1961), a Martinique-born French psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and writer whose work is influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory and Marxism.
Fanon’s two major works, “Black Skin, White Masks” and “The Wretched of the Earth,” were pioneering studies of the psychological impact of racism on both colonized and colonizer. His theories of identity and race have had a profound impact on black identity and critical race theory.
Fanon supported the Algerian struggle for independence and became a member of the Algerian National Liberation Front. His life and works have inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades.
Our discussion will be facilitated by Mwiza Munthali - the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.
BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC
See trailer at: http://tinyurl.com/fanon-trailer
This film presentation was made possible thanks to our collaboration with TransAfrica – the oldest and largest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization promoting diversity and equity in the foreign policy arena and justice for the African World.
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