Synopsis

Utilizing newly-discovered archival material, the film covers most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, and explores the mechanisms of decolonization through Frantz Fanon's 50-year-old landmark text, "The Wretched of the Earth." In the middle of the Cold War, radical Swedish filmmakers set out to capture the anti-imperialist liberation movements in Africa first hand, and their footage, found in the Swedish Television archives, captured people who fought with their lives at stake, for their freedom and for the sake of others. Fanon's book is still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the violence and reactions against it.

Directors

Göran Olsson