Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


Starring celebrated British actor Colin Salmon (Arrow, Prime Suspect, Tomorrow Never Dies) as Fanon, and using reconstructions, archive footage and interviews with major theorists and writers (such as Stuart Hall, Françoise Vergès and Homi K Bhabha) Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask tells the story of the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon.

Together, artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien (Looking for Langston, Young Soul Rebels) and curator and producer Mark Nash (Documenta 11) undertake an intellectual and poetic exploration of Fanon’s life, influence and legacy, from his early years in Martinique (then a colony of France) to his professional life as a psychiatric doctor and revolutionary in Algeria during the bloody war of independence with France.

Now, as the film’s twentieth anniversary approaches and we witness Arab uprisings, religious fundamentalisms and the so-called ‘War on Terror’, Fanon and his work are more pertinent than ever.

Please note that the feature is a 12 certificate, and some of the extras have been certified 15.

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Special Features

Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
Between Two Worlds (Mark Nash, 1992, 27 mins): the story of a young man, Graham (Jason Durr), who is undergoing treatment by a Czech psychoanalyst, Dr Ludwig
Stills Gallery: an extensive collection of stills from Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask
Fully illustrated booklet with essays and full film credits
Downloadable PDFs of extended essays


Bluray, DVD