Fanon yesterday, Fanon today: converging views

Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv

We had the chance to meet and share with women and men who met Fanon, who had long conversations with him. None of those who have been sharing these moments with Fanon have forgotten the man and the passion that inhabited him.
These human eyes, sensitive and very diverse sketched the lively outlines of a personality: complex, rich, nourished by contradictions, but lucid, and with a mind always enlightened. These evocations allow to draw the portrait of a man engaged and vibrating a thousand miles away from embalming or from the iconification that hagiographies end up producing.
"O my body, make me always a man who questions!"
Fanon emerges from these testimonies as a human being without any other certainty than that of disalienation and freedom. Far from common beliefs, Fanon appears in its most human and political dimensions: nuanced, radical and measured.

A film by Hassane Mezine

Algeria / France, 2017, Documentary, 52 minutes.

avec Ousmane DAN GALADIMA, Lilian KESTELOOT, Marie-Jeanne MANUELLAN, Abdelhamid MEHRI, Jacques LADSOUS, Arnoldo PALACIOS


Director
- Hassane Mezine

Images and sound
- Hassane Mezine
- Saïd Mekki
- Diana Paola Gómez Mateus
- Tomislav Jancar

Editor
- Oriane Brun-Moschetti

Translation French/English
-Fatimata Vetu


CAST
Ousmane DAN GALADIMA : Member of the Sawaba movement in Niger. He joined the F.L.N during the South front opening at the Malian border, there he met Frantz fanon. They met regularly in Accra, Ghana.

Lilian KESTELOOT : Former professor at l'U.C.A.D (University Cheikh Anta Diop) and former director of l'I.F.A.N (Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire) of Dakar. She met Frantz Fanon during the second Congress of Black Writers and Artists in 1959 in Rome and shared with him long discussions..

MANUELLAN : Social worker at the CNPJ of Charles Nicolles hospital in Tunis where Frantz Fanon was psychatrist. She became a family friend and under his dictation typed several of his books with a typewriter.

Abdelhamid MEHRI : Ancien Former minister of the GPRA in exile in Tunis from 1958 to 1961. He met Fanon in Blida and they met again in Tunis several years later during militant activities.

Jacques LADSOUS : Former resistant and educator at the CEMEA (Centres d'Entraînement aux Méthodes d'Éducation Active/National Movement of New Education) in Chrea near Blida in Algeria. He met with Frantz Fanon regularly during their professional activities and they developed a friendship.

Arnoldo PALACIOS : Colombian activist and writer, he met Fanon during the second Congress of Black Writers and Artists in 1959 in Rome.

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