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THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS + INTRO
15th February 2019 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Maghreb Ciné presents: THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS aka La Battaglia di Algeri d. Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966 at Draper Hall (15 FEB 18:30):
The story of the life-and-death struggle between the French colonial government and the Algerian Liberation Front. This powerful film – shot in a gritty documentary style – is one of the most influential movies of all time, depicting the brutal acts of both sides. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival and nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Director to Gillo Pontecorvo.
UCL film academic, Dr Cristina Massaccesi introduces the film and there’ll be tea, coffee, biscuits and cake – feel free to bring something.
Venue is wheelchair-accessible.