HERE WE DROWN ALGERIANS – OCTOBER 17TH, 1961

Muhr Arab Documentary
France / 2011 / Amazigh, Arabic, French dialogue with English subtitles / Colour and Black & White / DCP / 90 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Documentary /Muhr Arab Documentary – Second Prize: Yasmina Adi (Director)

Synopsis

In response to the call of the Front de Libération Nationale (National Liberation Front), thousands of Algerians from Paris and its suburbs, march on October 17, 1961 to protest against the curfew imposed on them. Fifty years later, the filmmaker sheds light on the events of the day. Blending testimony and unseen archive footage, history and memory, past and present, the film presents the different stages of the day and reveals the strategy and methods applied at the highest level of the French state: manipulation of public opinion, the systematic challenge of every accusation, the censoring of information in order to prevent investigation…

Genre

Docudrama

Cast & Credits

Parental Guidance (PG)

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