24 October 2013: Battle of Algiers
On this film night, we will be screening one of the most influential political films of history, Battle of Algiers. Shot in documentary style, director Gillo Pontecorvo recreates a key year in the Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. This iconic film stars Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti and Fusia El Kader.
Sukant Chandan, political analyst and founder of the blog Sons of Malcolm and Hafsa Kara, Algerian patriot and conflict and political analyst will introduce Battle of Algiers and elaborate on how the film has influenced their political activism. The film will be followed by a discussion.
6.30pm: Door is open (it is also fine to come earlier)
7pm: Introduction by Sukant Chandan and Hafsa Kara
7.30pm: Screening of Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo
If you’d like to join this discussion, please contact us for an invitation.