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HNRS 2000 Film Series: Battle of Algiers

Films shown for HNRS 2000
When Sep 08, 2015
from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where 130 Howe/Russell
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Contact Phone (225) 578-8849
Attendees Honors College Students
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Set in 1957, The Battle of Algiers depicts Algeria’s struggle for independence from France.  Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly re-creates the violent Algerian uprising against the occupying French.  Michael Pitre, the author of Fives and Twenty-Fives has said, “It’s the best depiction of counter-insurgency warfare ever filmed.  Some of its scenes are eerily reminiscent of things I witnessed in Iraq in 2006.” 

While this film is offered as part of HNRS 2000, other Ogden students are welcome to attend.