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Film screening: The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)

Draper Hall

15 February 2019 · 6:30pm

Draper Hall, Hampton Street, Junction with Newington Butts, SE17 3AN · Get directions

Organised by: Maghreb Ciné

Certificate: 15

Format: Blu-ray

We’re back in February with a classic – The Battle of Algiers. (Trailer: https://cultfilms.co.uk/films/the-battle-of-algiers/)

Feature starts at 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm – join us! We’re arranging for a speaker (or two) to introduce the film to the audience before we press ‘Play’.

Tickets cost £7 plus small booking fee online (https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/cOZnyaAbEXPt) or £8 on the door.

There will be tea, coffee, biscuits and cake – and feel free to bring something to share. We encourage attendees to network before and after the screening. Venue is wheelchair-accessible.

SYNOPSIS: The story of the life-and-death struggle between the French colonial government of Algeria and the Algerian Liberation Front (FLN), who wanted the French out and were willing to set off bombs to do it. The French sent in their elite paratroopers with the order to use any means to break the insurgency – torture included. This film is a passionate yet completely impartial record of struggle which led to Algeria’s Independence.

_The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) | Italy, Algeria | 1966 | 121 mins | Cert.: 15 | Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Cast: Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag, Tommaso Neri, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader, Franco Moruzzi | In Arabic and French with English subtitles.

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