The W. E. B. DuBois African-American Studies department and the W. E. B. DuBois Center invites you to a screening of the new documentary "Fanon yesterday, today" followed by a conversation with the visiting film director Hassan Mezine.
Fanon Yesterday, Today is a new documentary about the legacy of Martiniquan intellectual Frantz Fanon. Through the testimonies of his comrades and the people who knew him, Hassane Mezine explores Fanon's eventful life and extraordinary struggles. The Caribbean intellectual died in 1961 yet the impact of his work is still tremendous on social movements and subaltern groups. The documentary examines the relevance of Fanonian thought in the context of contemporary revolts in South Africa, Palestine, Algeria, and the United States. The film has been nominated for awards at the Documentaire Mediterraneen at Tunis and Guadeloupe Festival Monde en vue and recently won the best film and director award at Festival Santiago Alvarez Festival in Cuba.
Hassan Mezine has worked as a photographer and film maker with anti-colonial filmmaker Rene Vautier and with Leila Morouche and Oriane Brun-Moschetti (Algeria Twists/Turns, 2004). Since 2016, he works as director of photography for "Delou" a Nigerian TV series directed by Souleymane Maharanee. He teaches
digital photography and multimedia in Paris.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature