Black Skin, White Masks: Cinema Inspired by Frantz Fanon

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"Afro-Caribbean philosopher, psychiatrist, and revolutionary Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) was among the first writers to confront the corrosive psychological effects of racism. Fifty years after its English language publication, his landmark work Black Skin, White Masks remains a defining work of anti-colonialist thought, a trenchant and deeply felt text that grapples with vital questions of race, identity, and power. From subversive genre entertainments to unabashedly revolutionary calls to arms, the films in this program engage with and bear traces of Fanon’s still-potent ideas." —BAM