One of the first heroes of the Thirld World. Psychiatrist, racism theoretician, poet and revolutionary, a friend of Jean-Paul Sartre, Fanon was one of the main inspirers of the Black Power.
Using archive material and present-day accounts, the recalls the life of Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist Frantz Fanon. In 1953, at the age of twenty eight, Fanon was appointed head doctor at the psychiatric hospital of Blida-Joinville, a few kilometers from Algiers.
As a medical student in Paris, he had been appalled by the living conditions of the Algerian immigrants and gave over the rest of his brief life to analyzing the alienation of the Black man, of colonized people and man in general.
The forcefulness of his writing - as in Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth - and the relevance of his reasoning still resonate strongly into today's world.