Fri, Oct 07|
SJP x MUSA presents “The Battle of Algiers”
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2022, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the event
SJP & MUSA are excited to announce the screening of the iconic movie The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo. We will screen the movie on Friday the 7th of October at 17:00 in the @UvA REC M3.02, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam. Sign up through the link in our bio.
The Battle of Algiers was shot on the streets of Algiers in a documentary style, depicting the horrors and the raw reality of decolonization in French-occupied Algeria. The movie was banned for five years in France and has become a classic among film critics as well as the wider public, as it vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. After screening the movie we will open the floor to a Q&A with the audience and our academic panel. The movie will be an entry point to discuss the broader topics and debates of (de)colonization and the question of violence. Our panelists are experts in decolonial theory, the anthropology of violence and the Arab/Islamic world.
Stay tuned and sign up a.s.a.p. as we have a limited number of seats. See you on the 7th of October!