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Presented By: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Arab American National Museum and CMENAS Film Screening. The Battle of Algiers + Talkback

1966. Algeria, Italy. 123 minutes. Arabic and French with English Subtitles

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An essential film for any movie buff, lover of history or Arab/Arab American studies, The Battle of Algiers (1966) is a classic film that highlights the Algerian struggle for independence from the colonial rule of France. The socio-political drama mainly chronicles the three-year Battle of Algiers, one of the most prominent battles in Algerian's war of independence. The film is based on actual events and involves a mostly Algerian cast of non-professional actors.

Over the years, the film has won several awards, including the Golden Lion and FIPRESCI Prize from Venice Film Festival (1966), and has been nominated for several awards at the Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film (1967), Best Director (1969) and Best Writing, Story & Screenplay—Written Directly for the Screen (1969).

Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo
1966/Algeria, Italy/123 minutes
Arabic and French with English Subtitles

Immediately following the film will be a talkback with media scholar and author of Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers: Past as Prologue, Sohail Daulatzai.

f you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange. Contact: Jessica H. Riggs,
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