africanfilmnotes - African film notes 1/20/11 Review...

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African film notes 1/20/11 Review viewing guide before watching film Algeria- 1830- France takes control 1950s- European settlers own best land, dominate economy 1954- Algerian nationalists form FLN- national liberation front FLN targets French civilians Struggle for independence in Algeria is different from struggle in Morocco and Tunisia… French gov’t was hostile toward FLN in Algeria, but worked with Morocco and Tunisia Algeria- farmland…fertile, near Mediterranean coast Value of film---form and style Documentary realism Grainy newsreel footage Non-actors Realism of street scenes Expert choreography for public riots, civil disobedience, using large groups of people Portrayal of making bombs, detonation placement, etc -guerrilla tactics—insurgents use terrorist tactics against French, but also attempting to activate the Algerian population to raise awareness, desire to fight back -message that terrorism is successful…made in 60s. ..backdrop of cuba, Vietnam, Guevara, etc -at this time Algeria was still a colony of France
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