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Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence
  • 2014
  • Sweden/Finland/Denmark/US
  • 78 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Göran Olsson
  • Cast: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • UK release: 28 November 2014

Smart, sobering and thoughtful documentary detailing Africa's hard-fought liberation from colonial rule in the 60s and 70s. Olsson suggests that self-righteous missionaries are just as implicated as those who commit atrocities and human rights violations; the film puts forward a plan of action by tracing a passage through the past.

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Concerning Violence

24 Nov 20144 stars

A smart, passionate essay film from Göran Olsson, narrated by Lauryn Hill

This sobering, important and expertly curated documentary details Africa's hard-fought liberation from colonial rule in the 60s and 70s. Narrated by the musician Lauryn Hill and directed by Göran Olsson, the viewer is taken through nine definitive…

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