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Concerning Violence Review

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Using footage from '60s and '70s Africa as the colonial era came to an end, this documentary springboards off Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth to look at the quest for nationhood and liberation.

★★★★

Combining Swedish archival footage and audiovisual extracts from Frantz Fanon’s combustible 1962 tome, this is a sobering nine-part account of Africa’s struggle to emerge from the yoke of colonial oppression. Uncompromising, demanding and potently illuminating.

A powerful and provoking take on a violent and volatile era.

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