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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask on dual format in October

12 September 2017

Starring celebrated British actor Colin Salmon (Arrow, No Offence) as Fanon, and using reconstruction, archive footage and interviews with major theorists and writers (including 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. After its screenings in the BFI London Film Festival on 5 and 8 October, the BFI will release the film for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in a Dual Format Edition on 18 October 2017.

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 French colony) to his professional life as a psychiatrist and as a revolutionary in Algeria during its bloody war for independence from France.

In light of the film’s recent 20th anniversary, and as we witness uprisings in the Arab world, religious fundamentalism and the so-called war on terror, Fanon and his work are more pertinent than ever.

dual format coverFrantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask will be released on UK dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) on 18 October 2017 by the BFI at the RRP of £19.99.

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
  • Illustrated booklet with essays by Isaac Julien, Mark Nash and Stuart Hall