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Battle of Algiers,

courtesy of Chain Production Ltd

Events - Talks

Battle of Algiers (1966), Cert 15, 121 mins, Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Free

01 Sep 2011

7pm

The Space

Introduced by Mathilde Von Bulow, from the School of History, The University of Nottingham.

One of the great works of political cinema, The Battle of Algiers won multiple awards on its release but was censored for five years in France. The film has the urgency of newsreel and was reputedly used as a training film by the Black Panthers, the IRA and The Pentagon. Genet’s third play The Screens (1961) was set against the backdrop of the Algerian revolution.

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