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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask
Directed by Isaac Julien • 1995 • United Kingdom
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK explores the world of the preeminent theorist of twentieth-century anticolonialism, a French West Indian psychiatrist and political philosopher whose writings gave expression to the psychological burdens of existing as a Black person in a white-dominated society. Artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien interweaves the story of Fanon’s brief but eventful life with his long and tortuous inner journey, restoring the trailblazing thinker to his rightful place at the center of contemporary discussions around postcolonial identity.