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The Battle of Algiers
Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 film The Battle of Algiers has an iconic status in the film canon. Nominated for two Oscar Awards, winner at the Venice and Acapulco Film Festivals, his gritty depiction of the Algerian struggle against colonialism led Edward Said to describe it ‘the great 1960s film.’ Why? Read more...
The articles below explore the many facets of this remarkable film. Starting with its relationship to the actual events, they trace its genesis, its production and its subsequent impact.
Martin Evans, Professor of Modern History at University of Sussex.