Driving with Fanon

Director: Steve Kwena Mokwena
Country: South Africa and Sierra Leone
Year: 2010
Running Time: 70 min
Language: English and Krio

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Avant-garde filmmaker, Kwena Mokwena travels through Freetown, Sierra Leone with the ghost of Frantz Fanon, engaging a new generation into conversation about the radical black scholar, psychiatrist and revolutionary thinker.

About the Director

Steve Kwena Mokwena

Steve Kwena MokwenaBiography: Steve Kwena Mokwena is a historian, filmmaker and cultural activist. He is the founder of Xivumbeko Media and the Afrikan Freedom Station, an afrocentric multi-media gallery. Steve Kwena Mokwena was born in Soweto, South Africa and studied history, African politics and sociology at WITS University. He also holds an MA degree from Leeds University. He is particularly interested in history and memory and has produced and directed numerous films, including A Blues for Tiro (2007), Our Father Who Art in Memory (2008), Biko’s Trail (2008) and Driving with Fanon (2009).

(Sources:
http://dbnweb2.ukzn.ac.za/cca/images/diff/DIFF2010/diff2010%20final%20catalogue.pdf
http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=23930)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
A Blues for Tiro (2011);
Driving with Fanon (2011).

Filmography:
A Blues for Tiro (2007);
Our Father Who Art in Memory (2008);
Biko’s Trail (2008);
Going Home (2009);
Black-Dog-Fire (2009);
Every Birth (2009);
Migrant Dreams (2009);
Driving with Fanon (2009);
Rebirth: What Was Billy Holliday Doing in Brixton? (2012).