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Documentary examining colonial rule in Africa: Concerning Violence

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Repeats every day 2 times.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
70113 New Orleans , LA

Göran Olsson (USA)
Fri Jan 16 - Wed Jan 21 @ 7:30pm
Thu Jan 22 @ 5:30pm

$8 General || $7 Students & Seniors || $6 Members
See 2+ films a night for only $5 each!

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Art Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 352-1150

Full of remarkably powerful footage, Concerning Violence is a challenging but ultimately illuminating look at the struggle against colonial rule in Africa. Committing a political act of unburying and appropriation, Concerning Violence combines newly discovered archival material depicting some of the most daring moments in the confrontation with colonial power, accompanied by singer Lauryn Hill's searing narrative and drawn from psychologist/philosopher Frantz Fanon's seminal anticolonial text, The Wretched of the Earth.

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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