Commonwealth Honors College World Film Series: "The Battle of Algiers"

Event Details

September 16, 2013
7:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building

Room: 160A

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Brion Dulac

One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them. Pontecorvo’s tour de force has astonishing relevance today. 

Event Category

Film Film Screening