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Unformatted text preview: 1954- FLN? 1962- Independence is established 1/9 of all Algerians were killed (1,000,000) Decolonization is violent They still speak French ALGERIAN CINEMA: Made and dominated by French They really lack the resources Centers around decolonization of film language Visual identity 1. The way we were before colonization as origin (ie. Yeelen ) 2. _____________________________________ BATTLE OF ALGIERS: Yasef Saadi wrote it while in prison He is a FLN- leader who plays a FLN leader in the film, keeping the same name (reflexive) 1950s First major production, but made by non-Algerians- joint production Award of Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival Italian Director Bases much of it in Italian Neo-Realism Close to the actual reality of what happened - About violence by both parties- Decolonization struggle- Sympathy of both sides- Gender roles Great movie analysis I found http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0907-07.htm...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course CTCS 201 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at USC.
- Spring '08