Algeria, 2012
107 min.
Arabic, French, Amazigh (subtitled)
MN Premiere
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.

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