Documentary Film Screening: Concerning Violence

25 Mar 2015

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11:00 – 18:00

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Tickets for this event cost £6.50 if purchased online and £7.50 on the door. Please visit our website to purchase a ticket.

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England, United Kingdom


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Narrated by Lauryn Hill, this documentary film directed by Göran Hugo Olsson offers a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late ‘60s and ‘70s.


The film is both an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, as well as an exploration into the mechanisms of decolonization through text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon’s landmark book, written over 50 years ago, is still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the violence and reactions against it.

“I do not think it is premature to call Concerning Violence the documentary of the year” –  Grolsch Film Works

“Olsson’s utilisation of Fanon’s text is sharp and perceptive”  – CineVue

“sobering, important and expertly curated documentary” – The List

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. Olsson has since 1999 been a member of the Editorial board of Ikon South Africa – a platform for creative documentary in South Africa by township filmmakers in cooperation with South African national broadcaster SABC.

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