Artists' Television Access

“Battle of Algiers”

ANSWER Film Series

Thursday, August 21, 2003, 8:00 pm, $5

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Initially banned by the French government, Battle of Algiers was the first film to depict the Algerian revolt against French colonialism. With a newsreel like authenticity, we follow Ali La Pointe and his followers through the streets of Algiers as they struggle for the return of their country. This engaging drama explores the Algerian struggle to gain independence. Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and released in 1966, it was an Academy Award nominee for best foreign film. 2hr5min, B&W, subtitled in English.


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