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CONCERNING VIOLENCE

CONCERNING VIOLENCE artwork

CONCERNING VIOLENCE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 89m 9s

Release date 28/11/2014

BBFCInsight strong images of real injury and dead bodies

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Göran Hugo Olsson

Cast includes Lauryn Hill (voice), Thomas Sankara, Amílcar Cabral, Tonderai Makoni, Robert Mugabe

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/11/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CONCERNING VIOLENCE is a documentary about decolonisation.

Injury detail

There are occasional strong images showing the aftermath of real battle violence. These include archive black and white still photos of soldiers holding a severed head, and of a body with a severed head nearby. There is also some colour archive footage of soldiers finding the badly injured and dead bodies of some colleagues after an attack. One man is clearly seen to have lost his leg, with his bloody stump visible as he is treated. The bloodied dead body of another man is seen nearby. There are also images of a woman with a bloody stump after she has lost her arm, and a young baby having the wound cleaned after its foot has been removed. There is also a short clip showing some basic surgery being done, with a surgeon cutting into a man's stomach with a scalpel.

Other issues include some uses of discriminatory language, including 'nigger', in archive texts or archive recordings. Such discriminatory language and attitudes are clearly condemned by the work as a whole.

There are occasional sex references, including a comment about rape being used as a weapon of war.

There is some archive footage of soldiers shooting cattle from a helicopter, then shooting them at closer quarters on the ground. A stream of blood is seen trickling from the nose of one animal as it dies.

Several people are seen to smoke cigarettes in period archive footage.

Details

Title
CONCERNING VIOLENCE
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Dogwoof Pictures
Classified date(s)
03/11/2014
Main language
English
Other languages
French
Submitted run time
89m 9s
Approved footage
8023+8
BBFC reference
AFF319142
Registration number
CFJ33986

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