Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6 pm
Join the Durham Branch of Workers World Party for a community film screening of The Battle of Algiers (1966). Widely regarded as one of the best political films of all time, The Battle of Algiers (directed by Gillo Pontecorvo) is a work of historical fiction depicting the war for Algerian independence from French colonialism.
The Battle of Algiers is a classic film that provides a realistic, yet unbiased representation of the impacts of Western imperialism on the continent of Africa. The film provocatively demonstrates the material conditions and underlying history of anti-Western sentiments throughout the region and the world. As political and social constructs such as anti-Blackness, Islamophobia and mass displacement continue to create unrest, the solutions to these problems rest upon us. As violent wars continue to cost lives and generate profit, the onslaught of global domination upon oppressed people must end for the sake of world peace. Join us as we examine how history shapes contemporary conflicts. To preserve its authenticity, this film will be screened in French and Arabic with subtitles in English.
Following the film will be a discussion on the right of oppressed people to resist occupation, the ethics of warfare with respect to social systems and the importance of liberation struggles, worldwide. Doors open at6pm. Film starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Lamont Lilly at 919.904.8479.
January 31, 2016