The Battle of Algiers: a formative influence on Moroccan cinema
Laying bare the social and economic structures of oppression to reconstruct a national psyche from the ruins – how an idea caught on.
First encounters with the Battle of Algiers
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.
Contextualising contemporary Algeria: June 1965 and October 1988
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.