The Battle of Algiers

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Dr. David Pettersen, Associate Professor of French and Film and Media Studies, University of Pittsburgh

This is the first event as part of the series Race, Rebellion, and Global Solidarity. The Battle of Algiers is a 1966 Italian-Algerian war film co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. One of the most extraordinary films ever made, The Battle of Algiers is an emotionally devastating account of the anticolonial struggle of the Algerian people and a brutally candid exposé of the French colonial mindset. It was shot on location in a Roberto Rossellini-inspired newsreel style: in black and white with documentary-type editing to add to its sense of historical authenticity, with mostly non-professional actors who had lived through the real battle. There is no registration for this screening.

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Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
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