The trailer for Göran Hugo Olsson’s ‘Concerning Violence’.
I just watched ‘Concerning Violence’.’
‘Anger. Catharsis. Birth. Small paroxysms of ritualistic release.’
‘I also felt serene watching it.’
‘This is what it is to be a woman. It is to be pain. Femininity is not a cute handbag, a pink ribbon and a smile. It is a robust suitcase full of ‘ammunition’ toward injustice.’
‘Every day on earth is a day of injustice for the black man. To be a black man is to be a suffering man. And yet to see that fact, and to surrender to your suffering means to to be truly alive.’
‘To be a woman. A black man. A black wo/man. Pain and Life are never separate.’
Blitz the Ambassador – ‘Native Sun’.
‘After watching ‘Concerning Violence’, I immediately opened a new tab and watched the full album streaming of ‘Native Sun’ by Blitz the Ambassador.’
‘I do not know why.’
‘Answers come when questions are asked clearly and questions are asked clearly when answers are ready to be understood.’
‘Perhaps I was thinking, if there is, at all, a way to be free of violence?’
EVENT: I’ll be taking part in a discussion about the film ‘Concerning Violence’ at the anti-racism film festival in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday 22.11.14. https://www.inkonst.com/antirasistiska-filmdagar-om-vald/
Until then, I am processing.—
Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.