PPL Film Fest - Battle of Algiers

Friday 15 March 2019, 5pm - 8pm

E. Fry 01.08

Can a civilian act as an oppressor? Comea nlong to watch Gillo Pontecorvo's Battle of Algieres and learn more.

PPL Film Fest runs for 6 days and is formed by a series of film screenings followed by short discussions led by a member of staff or external speaker. On this day, the PPL Film Fest organisers will be leading a discussion and film-screening focused around Gillo Pontecorvo's Battle of Algiers (1966), a controversial film (banned in France until 2006) about the Algerian war of independence and the events which resulted in Algeria succeeding from France and the collapse of the fourth French republic.. 

In light of current civil outbreaks in Sudan and Algeria one should ask the question where can we delineate where a source of oppression begins and ends?

The difference between the current civil unrest in Sudan and Algeria and the Algerian war of independence (also known as the Algerian civil war) is that the question of killing civilians as a means to emancipation is no longer relevant today.
The importance of the 1954-62 Algerian war cannot be overlooked namely because of Algeria's status as part of France and not just a colony.

The discussion will be led by PPLFF organisers where the question will be asked: is it ever okay to kill civilians in the name of revolution, and where does the duty of oppression lie within a conflicted population.

All UEA students are invited to explore different ideas through cinema outside of the university’s academic environment.

Doors will open at 17:00, the event will start at 17:10.
There will be a 15 minute break between the film and the discussion.

Refreshments will be provided.



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