Fifty Years Of The Battle Of Algiers

Fifty Years of the Battle of Algiers
Publisher Forerunners: Ideas First
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Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 104
ISBN 151790238X
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The Battle of Algiers, a 1966 film that poetically captures Algerian resistance to French colonial occupation, is widely considered one of the greatest political films of all time. With an artistic defiance that matched the boldness of the anticolonial struggles of the time, it was embraced across the political spectrum--from leftist groups like the Black Panther Party and the Palestine Liberation Organization to right-wing juntas in the 1970s and later, the Pentagon in 2003. With a philosophical nod to Frantz Fanon, Sohail Daulatzai demonstrates that tracing the film's afterlife reveals a larger story about how dreams of freedom were shared and crushed in the fifty years since its release. As the War on Terror expands and the "threat" of the Muslim looms, The Battle of Algiers is more than an artifact of the past--it's a prophetic testament to the present and a cautionary tale of an imperial future, as perpetual war has been declared on permanent unrest. Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Fifty Years of the Battle of Algiers
  • Author : Sohail Daulatzai
  • Publisher : Forerunners: Ideas First
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30

The Battle of Algiers, a 1966 film that poetically captures Algerian resistance to French colonial occupation, is widely considered one of the greatest political films of all time. With an artistic defiance that matched the boldness of the anticolonial struggles of the time, it was embraced across the political spectrum--from leftist

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Fifty Years of  The Battle of Algiers
  • Author : Sohail Daulatzai
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09

The Battle of Algiers, a 1966 film that poetically captures Algerian resistance to French colonial occupation, is widely considered one of the greatest political films of all time. With an artistic defiance that matched the boldness of the anticolonial struggles of the time, it was embraced across the political spectrum—from

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The Battle of Algiers
  • Author : Alan O'Leary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31

Commissioned by Algerians and made by Italians, with dialogue in Arabic and French, The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966) is a classic of political cinema, equally influential to art-house and popular cinema. The film's complex consideration of the efficacy of torture and terrorism means it is a key text for

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Maghrebs in Motion
  • Author : Suzanne Gauch
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-04

Exploring films made in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria from 1985 to 2009, Suzanne Gauch illustrates how late post-independence and early twenty-first century North African cinema prefigured many of the transformations in perception and relation that stunned both participants and onlookers during the remarkable uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring. Through multifaceted examinations of

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A Savage War of Peace
  • Author : Alistair Horne
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-08-09

Thoroughly sharp and honest treatment of a brutal conflict.The Algerian War (1954-1962) was a savage colonial war, killing an estimated one million Muslim Algerians and expelling the same number of European settlers from their homes. It was to cause the fall of six French prime minsters and the collapse

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Algerian Chronicles
  • Author : Albert Camus
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-06

More than 50 years after independence, Algerian Chronicles, with its prescient analysis of the dead end of terrorism, appears here in English for the first time. Published in France in 1958—the year the war caused the collapse of the Fourth French Republic—it is one of Albert Camus’ most political works:

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Afflicted Powers
  • Author : Retort (Organization : San Francisco, Calif.),Iain A. Boal,T. J. Clark,Joseph Matthews,Michael Watts
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2005

"Afflicted Powers is an account of world politics since September 11, 2001. It aims to confront the perplexing doubleness of the present - its lethal mixture of atavism and new-fangledness. A brute return of the past, calling to mind now the Scramble for Africa, now the Wars of Religion, is accompanied by

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My Battle of Algiers
  • Author : Ted Morgan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2007-02-06

In My Battle of Algiers, eminent historian and biographer Ted Morgan recounts his experiences in the savage Algerian War. In 1956, Morgan was drafted into the French Army and was sent thousands of miles overseas to help quell the Algerian uprising. Once there, he witnessed—and became involved in—unimaginable barbarism

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Algeria Revisited
  • Author : Rabah Aissaoui,Claire Eldridge
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09

On 5 July 1962, Algeria became an independent nation, bringing to an end 132 years of French colonial rule. Algeria Revisited provides an opportunity to critically re-examine the colonial period, the iconic war of decolonisation that brought it to an end and the enduring legacies of these years. Given the apparent centrality of

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Inside the Battle of Algiers
  • Author : Zohra Drif
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01

This gripping insider's account chronicles how and why the author, as a young French-educated woman in 1950s Algiers, joined the armed wing of Algeria's national liberation movement to combat her country's French occupiers. When the movement's leaders, driven underground by the French security services, turned to Drif and her female

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Women Fight  Women Write
  • Author : Mildred Mortimer
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-29

Today, the "fight to write"—the struggle to become the legitimate chronicler of one’s own story—is being waged and won by women across mediums and borders. But such battles of authorship extend well beyond a single cultural moment. In her gripping study of unsung female narratives of the

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Contesting Views
  • Author : Edward Welch,Joseph McGonagle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013

Over fifty years after Algerian independence from France, Franco-Algerian relationships and the complexities of the colonial legacy remain a key concern for many citizens in both countries. In Contesting Views, Edward Welch and Joseph McGonagle explore the significant role visual culture has had in mitigating this fraught relationship. They trace

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Black Star  Crescent Moon
  • Author : Sohail Daulatzai
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2012

“The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as

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Epidemic Empire
  • Author : Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09

Terrorism is a cancer, an infection, an epidemic, a plague. For more than a century, this metaphor has figured insurgent violence as contagion in order to contain its political energies. In Epidemic Empire, Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb shows that this trope began in responses to the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and

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The Battlefield
  • Author : Hugh Roberts
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25

The violence that has ravaged Algeria has often defied explanation. Regularly invoked in debates about political Islam, transitions to democracy, globalization, and the right of humanitarian interference, Algeria’s tragedy has been reduced to a clash of stereotypes: Islamists vs. a secular state, terrorists vs. innocent civilians, or generals vs.

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