Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Feb. 19, 2019
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $26.49
Studio: Film Movement

The 1995 documentary Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask explores the life and work of the Martinique-born psychoanalytic theorist and activist Frantz Fanon, the preeminent theorist of the twentieth century anti-colonial movement.

Starring Colin Salmon (Stalker) as Fanon and directed by Isaac Julien, the film weaves together interviews with family members and friends, documentary footage, readings from Fanon’s work and dramatizations of crucial moments in the theorist’s life. Also on board are cultural critics Stuart Hall and Françoise Verges, who position Fanon’s work in his own time and draw out its implications for today, placing Fanon at the center of contemporary discussions around post-colonial identity.

Released to Blu-ray for the very first time in North American and featuring a new 2K digital restoration, the discs include the following bonus features:

  • Between Two Worlds by Mark Nash (1992, 27 minutes) — The story of a young man, Graham (Jason Durr), who is undergoing treatment by a Czech psychoanalyst, Dr. Ludwig
  • Booklet with essays by filmmakers Isaac Julien and Mark Nash
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