On Friday, Jan. 8th at 7pm at 180 St. John St., Fredericton, Cinema Politica Fredericton will screen the classic documentary, The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1965, 136min).
The Battle of Algiers is a study of the Algerian guerrilla struggle against the French colonialists in the fifties. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival, it was banned in France for some time and the torture scenes were cut from versions distributed internationally. It is often shown as a model to those who wish to make either fiction or docudrama and is a film that allows its viewers to re-examine their own attitudes towards their times while making it clear that no one can prevent the march of history. (adapted from Derek Malcolm article in The Guardian).
This film is in Italian, French and Arabic and shown with English subtitles. An optional discussion will follow the film.
Films are free to the public. Donations are welcome to help with network membership fees. (Washrooms are not accessible, sorry!).