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Concerning Violence (2014)

Om våld (original title)
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The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule.

Director:

Göran Olsson

Writers:

Frantz Fanon (based on the book), Göran Olsson
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Cast overview:
Lauryn Hill ... Narrator in English version (voice)
Kati Outinen ... Narrator in Finnish version (voice)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ... Herself, professor, Columbia University
Gaetano Pagano Gaetano Pagano ... Himself, reporter (voice) (archive footage)
Tonderai Makoni Tonderai Makoni ... Himself, PhD (archive footage)
Timothy Timothy ... Himself, white Rhodesian racist's servant (archive footage)
Robert Mugabe ... Himself, Zimbabwe African National Union (archive footage)
Robert Jackson Robert Jackson ... Himself, Liberian labour activist (archive footage)
Olle Wijkström Olle Wijkström ... Himself - executive director, Liberian-American-Swedish Minerals Company (archive footage)
William Tubman William Tubman ... Himself, president of Liberia (archive footage)
Sören Lagergren Sören Lagergren ... Himself, Liberian-American-Swedish Minerals Company (archive footage)
Simão Elias Simão Elias ... Himself, The Mozambique Liberation Front (archive footage)
António de Spínola António de Spínola ... Himself, military governor of Portuguese Guinea (archive footage)
Amilcar Cabral Amilcar Cabral ... Himself - founder of Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (archive footage)
Thomas Sankara Thomas Sankara ... Himself, president of Burkina Faso (archive footage)
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The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule.

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Sweden | Finland | Denmark | USA

Language:

English | Swedish | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerning Violence See more »

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Gross USA:

$12,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,680
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Absolutely necessary film to understand the common history colonizers-colonized

Excellent and brave work. Very recommendable. If you expect an essay about the causes, consequences, etc of colonialism this is not your film. This film is about violence. The violence imposed by the colonizers, and the violence in response, by the colonized. The use of Fenon's text and how it is supported by the images and music is remarkable. A lot of merit should go to Fenon actually. The film contains some rough images, it can be truly tough sometimes. But it is not gore. Everything is put in the right context. It leaves several ends open: it only deals with old archive images (mostly 70's) so the current problems are not analyzed. I am OK with that. (Seen at the Docaviv festival)


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