Franz Fanon Film Analysis

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Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask is a documentary that synthesizes Franz Fanon’s book which is based on the title, in the context of his life. The movie includes people that personally knew him such as his brother, friends, and coworkers that can give a first-hand account of Franz’s character. This documentary deals with issues such as race, dehumanization, the other, power struggle, and independence. The themes throughout would be liberation, struggle, and race. The documentary of Franz Fanon begins with his life in Martinique and his parent’s perception of race as seen in his mother turning off Creole music which she perceived as inferior to French music. The documentary then turns to his older life in Martinique, France, and eventually Algeria and his many projects in these place. He was a psychiatrist, scholar, activist, family man, and author who tried to explore race implications and its effects on people who are oppressed. The central theme to Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask would be race relations between the oppressed and the oppressors with a sub theme of liberation. Finally, Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask is a good film that explores Frantz’s life and work…show more content…
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask is a biography/documentary that can explore race and a pioneer in the rationalization racism within the context of Martinique, France, and Algeria. This film incorporates both characteristics of a documentary and biography so it takes on the aspect of being a way to commemorate and bring attention to him for his works, actions, stance, and influence. The reason. Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask was to look in depth at who Frantz was, is, and who he became to be when his narrative was over. His work of literature and political actions provided insight on race and its significance in a context of colonialism, but could be seen in the overarching narrative of race being instituted all over the
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