The Resource Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask

Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask

Label
Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask
Title
Frantz Fanon
Title remainder
black skin, white mask
Contributor
Commentator
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frantz Fanon: black skin, white mask explores for the first time on film the pre-eminent theorist of the anti-colonial movements of this century. Fanon's two major works, Black skin, White masks and The wretched of the earth, were pioneering studies of the psychological impact of racism on both colonized and colonizer. Jean-Paul Sartre recognized Fanon as the figure "through whose voice the Third World finds and speaks for itself." This innovative film biography restores Fanon to his rightful place at the center of contemporary discussions around post-colonial identity. Isaac Julien, the celebrated black British director of such provocative films as Looking for Langston and Young Soul Rebels, integrates the facts of Fanon's brief but remarkably eventful life with his long and tortuous inner journey. Julien elegantly weaves together interviews with family members and friends, documentary footage, readings from Fanon's work and dramatizations of crucial moments in Fanon's life. Cultural critics Stuart Hall and Françoise Verges position Fanon's work in his own time and draw out its implications for our own. Born in Martinique in 1925, Fanon received a conventional colonial education. When he went to France to fight in the Resistance and train as a psychiatrist, his assimilationist illusions were shattered by the gaze of metropolitan racism. Out of this experience came his first book Black Skin, White Masks (1952) originally titled "An Essay for the Disalienation of Blacks." Fanon here defined the colonial relationship as the psychological non-recognition of the subjectivity of the colonized. Soon after taking a position at a psychiatric hospital in Algeria, Fanon became involved in the bitter Algerian civil war, eventually leaving his post to become a full-time militant in the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN). Out of this struggle, Fanon wrote his most influential book, The Wretched of the Earth, which Stuart Hall describes as the "bible of the decolonization movement." Fanon died of leukemia in 1961, just as Algeria was winning its independence. But his seminal texts continue to challenge us to liberate ourselves from all forms of psychological domination
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Julien, Isaac
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • Hall, Stuart
  • Verges, Françoise
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fanon, Frantz
  • Blacks
  • Revolutionaries
  • Intellectuals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Political science
  • Documentary films
  • Africa
  • Algeria
Technique
live action
Label
Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/116245
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Publication
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Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1116244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1116244
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900275733
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Frantz Fanon : black skin, white mask
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/116245
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1116244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1116244
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900275733
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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