Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work

Phoenix

Dir Cheikh Djemai, Algeria/France, 2001, 52 mins., in French and Arabic with English subtitles, TBC

Frantz Fanon, was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of Black consciousness known as negritude. The film traces the short and intense life of one of the great thinkers of the Twentieth century.