Concerning Violence

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Concerning Violence is a 2014 documentary film written and directed by Göran Olsson. It is based on Frantz Fanon's essay, Concerning Violence, from his 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth. American singer and actress Lauryn Hill served as the narrator... read more
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Concerning Violence is a 2014 documentary film written and directed by Göran Olsson. It is based on Frantz Fanon's essay, Concerning Violence, from his 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth. American singer and actress Lauryn Hill served as the narrator in the English-language release of the film, while Finnish actress Kati Outinen provides narration for the original Swedish release. The film is an international co-production between Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the United States.

Original Release

01/17/2014

Cast

Lauryn Hill Narrator in English version (voice)
Kati Outinen Narrator in Finnish version (voice)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Herself, professor, Columbia University
Robert Mugabe Himself, Zimbabwe African National Union (archive footage)
Robert Jackson Himself, Liberian labour activist (archive footage)
António de Spínola Himself, military governor of Portuguese Guinea (archive footage)
Thomas Sankara Himself, president of Burkina Faso (archive footage)
Gaetano Pagano Himself, reporter (voice) (archive footage)
Tonderai Makoni Himself, PhD (archive footage)
Timothy Himself, white Rhodesian racist's servant (archive footage)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Goran Olsson

Writers

Goran Olsson, Frantz Fanon

Cast

Lauryn Hill Narrator in English version (voice)
Kati Outinen Narrator in Finnish version (voice)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Herself, professor, Columbia University
Robert Mugabe Himself, Zimbabwe African National Union (archive footage)
Robert Jackson Himself, Liberian labour activist (archive footage)
António de Spínola Himself, military governor of Portuguese Guinea (archive footage)
Thomas Sankara Himself, president of Burkina Faso (archive footage)
Gaetano Pagano Himself, reporter (voice) (archive footage)
Tonderai Makoni Himself, PhD (archive footage)
Timothy Himself, white Rhodesian racist's servant (archive footage)
Olle Wijkström Himself - executive director, Liberian-American-Swedish Minerals Company (archive footage)
William Tubman Himself, president of Liberia (archive footage)
Sören Lagergren Himself, Liberian-American-Swedish Minerals Company (archive footage)
Simão Elias Himself, The Mozambique Liberation Front (archive footage)
Amilcar Cabral Himself - founder of Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (archive footage)

Producers

Editors

Michael Aaglund, Dino Jonsäter, Goran Olsson, Sophie Vukovic

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