With Lauryn Hill reading excerpts from Frantz Fanon’s incendiary work on decolonisation The Wretched Of The Earth over Swedish television archive footage documenting the struggle for independence for colonised nations in Africa, Concerning Violence is an intelligent and even-handed interrogation of the use of violence both by the colonial powers on oppressed natives and by freedom fighters wresting the power back. Its Nine Scenes From The Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defence are by turns beautiful, funny and disturbing, allowing the images and people to speak for themselves.
Concerning Violence | Göran Olsson, (Sweden 2014) with Lauryn Hill. Starts September 18
Originally published in issue #130, September 2014.