On February 6, 2013, the University of Sussex History Department held a
special screening of the Battle of Algiers,
followed by discussion with Yasmin El Derby from the Middle East and North
Africa Film Festival in London. Here are three reactions.
With the population now standing at just 37 million, the memory of October 1988 refuses to go away. That event encapsulated the gulf between the small political and military clique and the excluded majority, still the defining feature of Algerian politics.
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