Arabic, French, Amazigh (subtitled)
Director: Saïd Ould-Khelifa
Festivals & Awards:
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Dubai International Film Festival 2012
Algerian Submission for 2012 Academy Awards
This film is a sober, revelatory account of Algerian freedom fighter Ahmed Zabana, a thoughtful and pensive revolutionary whose execution in 1956 by French colonial authorities was intended to serve as an example for a colonized people simmering with agitation resulting from over a century of French occupation. Instead Zabana’s execution triggered a liberation war that would eventuate in Algerian independence—the Battle of Algiers.
Friday, 3/15 at the Heights Theater 7:30 p.m.
buy tickets >>>