September 22 – The Battle of Algiers

This award-winning black-and-white film is probably one of the most powerful films about colonial occupation, and resistance, ever made. Made in 1965, it dramatises the bloody anti-imperialist struggle against colonial rule in Algeria from 1957-1962. The film portrays, in brutal honesty, the tactics used by both the French authorities and the Algerian resistance, the FLN. The film ends not with a pacified population but with the outbreak, a few years later, of mass demonstrations and a renewed Algerian uprising that eventually forced France to cede power to the FLN.

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion and drinks.
£3 entry to film / £2 students / unwaged

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