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Screening & Discussion of FANON YESTERDAY, TODAY

Monday, April 8, 2019
12:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
HBL Class of 1947 Room

Screening and discussion of film FANON: YESTERDAY, TODAY with director Hassan Mezine and Professor Nigel Gibson.

Nigel C. Gibson is an expert in the fields of Africana thought, postcolonialism and African Studies and is recognized as one of the leading scholars on Frantz Fanon. He has presented his work in Africa, Europe and the Americas, as well as speaking at the UN and appearing on the History Channel. He is author of Fanonian Practices in South Africa: From Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo (2011) and Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination (2003 [which won the Caribbean Philosophy Association prize]) and co-author (with Roberto Beneduce) of Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics (2017). He is the editor of Rethinking Fanon (1999), Challenging Hegemony: Social Movements and the Quest for a New Humanism in Post-Apartheid South Africa (2006) and Living Fanon (2011) and co-editor of Contested Terrains: Contemporary Africa in Focus (2002), Adorno: A Critical Reader (2002), and Biko Lives (2008). He is currently the editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies.

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.

Contact:

Lewis Gordon

Philosophy Department (primary), el Instituto, English Department, Political Science, UConn Master Calendar

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