Film Screening: Abdenour Zahzah’s “Frantz Fanon, mémoire d’asile”

Abdenour Zahzah’s “Frantz Fanon, mémoire d’asile” (2008) will be screened at the Institute for Research and Study on the Mediterranean and the Middle East [Institut de Recherche et d’Etude sur la Méditerranée et le Moyen Orient or iReMMO] at the L’Harmattan Bookstore on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The iReMMO is located at 5 rue Basse des Carmes in Paris, France.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Magali Bessone, professor of moral and political philosophy from the University of Rennes I. A specialist on Frantz Fanon, she recently penned the introduction of the first edition of his Complete Works (La Découverte, 2011).

Description: Abdenour Zahzah’s “Frantz Fanon, mémoire d’asile” is a tribute to the author of Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and the Wretched of the Earth (1961). The famous psychiatrist from Martinique, who was also a prominent Algerian militant and active African revolutionary, died fifty years ago, December 6, 1961. Based on Fanon’s experience and innovative methods of in the psychiatric hospital in Blida (Algeria), Zahzah traces the trajectory of the extraordinary but still relatively unknown Frantz Fanon.

Abdenour Zahzah was born in Blida, Algeria in 1973. He has directed several documentaries; Garagouz was his first fiction film.

For original description (in French), see http://www.saphirnews.com/agenda/Projection-documentaire-Frantz-Fanon-memoire-d-asile-d-Abdenour-Zahzah-En-presence-de-la-philosophe-Magali-Bessone_ae159615.html, http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=actualite&sr=1&obj=evenement&no=2028&varConn=harmattanDSN and ttp://www.librairie-mauguin.com/pop08012004.htm

For more information, see http://www.iremmo.org and http://frantzfanonfoundation-fondationfrantzfanon.com/?p=1066

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