Film Quarterly reprints the Preface to Göran Olsson’s documentary Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense. This preface written by renowned author, scholar and activitis Gayatri Chavrakovrty Spivak is handed out in printed form to audiences prior to screenings of the film. It is meant to set the tone and to provide background and commentary on the images that audiences will see in the film that aims to contextualize the writings of Frantz Fanon, in particular The Wretched of the Earth, upon which this film is based.
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A previous version of this article was distributed at premiere screenings. © 2014 Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.