Director:  Göran Olsson

Concerning Violence is a bold and fresh visual narrative from Africa based on newly discovered archive material regarding the most defining moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule. This compelling footage is combined with text from Frantz Fanon's landmark book The Wretched of the Earth - written in 1960 and still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the unrest and the reactions against it.

"Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties. It is violence in its natural state, and it will only yield when confronted with greater violence. (...) Come comrades, the European game is finally over; we must look for something else. We can do anything today provided we do not ape Europe, provided we are not obsessed with catching up with Europe. Europe has gained such a mad and reckless momentum that it has lost control and reason and is heading at dizzying speed towards the brink from which we would be advised to remove ourselves as quickly as possible." -Frantz Fanon


Produced by: Annika Rogell & Tobias Janson / STORY, Sweden

Co-produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover/Louverture Films, Monica Hellström/Final Cut for Real, Miia Haavisto/Helsinki Filmi

Edited by Michael Aaglund, Dino Jonsäter, Göran Hugo Olsson & Sophie Vukovic
Art Director Stefania Malmsten
Assistant Director Sophie Vukovic
Sound Design Mikael Nyström
Music Composer Neo Muyanga
Sound studios Boomout Oy
Sound editor Rolando Camilo
Foley artist Lotta Westermarck
Re-recording mixer Peter Nordström/ Meguru Film Sound Oy Micke Nyström
Colourgrading Anders V. Christensen / Kong Gulerod Film

With support from: The Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin, Swedish Television/Otto Fagerstedt & Ingemar Persson, the Finnish Film Foundation/Elina Kivihalme, YLE/Erkki Astala & Iikka Vehkalahti, the Danish Film Institute/Klara Grunning Harris, DR K/Flemming Hedegaard, the Nordic Film & TV Fund/Karolina Lidin & the Sundance Documentary Fund


Selected for Sundance Film Festival 2014 (World Premiere)




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