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A pairing of two profiles of African leaders who defied colonialism. Using rare archival footage, director Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa accurately chronicles both the personal and public sides of an African icon in Amilcar Cabral (Cape Verde/Portugal, 52 mins.). The founder of the African Party for Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Amilcar Cabral led the Liberation Movement against Portugal for those countries. Then for the documentary Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work (Algeria/France, 52 mins.), director Cheikh Djemai uncovered and interviewed scores of former associates of Frantz Fanon, a psychiatrist, philosopher and political leader. He became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism, and as the author of Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon documented the effects of colonialism and racism on the people of colonized countries. In Portuguese and French with English subtitles.

Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa/Cheikh Djemai---Cape Verde/Protugal/Algeria/France---2001---104 mins.
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