NONCITIZEN Film screenings, discussions and Spoken Word at Klarabiografen/ Kulturhuset, Stockholm, four Thuesdays in a row. Still to go is the 19:th of May.
Citizens often take their citizenship for granted. It can be perceived as a natural state of being while it is actually an idea of humans that protects some by shutting others out. Anyone who is not a citizen can be hunted, suspected, recorded, arrested, held and deported. The requirement of citizenship has resulted in a sophisticated and violent oppression of society's noncitizens. Can we abolish the citizenship? Can we build democracy without citizenship? Without states?
Jag är Dublin vann första pris för långa dokumentärer på Tempo Dokumentärfestival i mars. Nu går den upp från den 4:e maj på Klarabiografen i Kulturhusets nya satsning på film.
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The Tempo jury's motivation:
Concerning Violence was awarded with the Swedish Film Award (Guldbaggen) for Best Documentary 2014.
Director Göran Hugo Olsson was at the ceremony to receive the award.
Watch the live stream of the ceremony here (Göran's acceptance speech at 58:50).
Göran Hugo Olsson's profound essay doc aspires to upset in the truest sense. As its vintage footage of the cruelties of colonial life shocks and disgusts, its narration -- excerpts from Frantz Fanon's thundering 1961 text The Wretched of the Earth -- demands that Western viewers fundamentally upset their conceptions of everything. A commanding indictment of the exploitative nature of geopolitics, and of Europe's and the U.S.'s abuse of native peoples around the world, Concerning Violence pairs up hard truths from Fanon -- Lauryn Hill reads his words, each blunt and burning like a cigarette she's putting out in your ear -- with damnable scenes shot in colonized countries in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s.
There are revelations here for everyone, but this definitely should be seen by every white American who shares MLK quotes on Facebook to tell black Americans to stop protesting.
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Today is the launch for the crowd funding campaign to make the film Fonko.
You can participate in the making of Fonko, the movie! Today is the launch day for the crowd funding campaign. Supporters will get gifts, credits and our eternal gratitude!
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