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"Colonialism is violence in its natural state, and it will only yield when confronted with greater violence."
Text: Frantz Fanon, Narration: Lauryn Hill
Concerning Violence is a challenging but ultimately illuminating look at the struggle against colonial rule in Africa. Committing a political act of unburying and appropriation, acclaimed director Göran Hugo Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape 1969-1975) assembles striking archival material of various liberation efforts from the 60s and 70s and sets it to passages from Frantz Fanon’s vital treatise on racism and colonialism, The Wretched of the Earth.
Actor/singer Lauryn Hill narrates the text with passionate conviction, guiding us through a tricky terrain of often-difficult imagery. While it may sound simple, the images and words interact in subtle, interesting ways, each providing a nuanced context for the other. The result is a complex exploration of rebellion, burning with a contemporary urgency. Divided into nine chapters and meticulously woven together to rhythmic perfection, Olsson’s work is one of the most impressively structured found-footage films—and certainly the most intense—in recent memory.
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