17 octobre 1961: Ici on noie les Algériens

Title17 octobre 1961: Ici on noie les Algériens
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAdi, Yasmina
Running Time90 min
Date Released10/2011
DistributorAlloCiné
CountryFrance
Publication LanguageFrench
Abstract

On the call of the revolutionary National Liberation Front (FLN), thousands of Algerians marched in Paris, on October 17 1961, to protest France's war effort in Algeria, despite the curfew imposed by the government. The police responded with brutality to this peaceful demonstration. Fifty years later, this documentary revealed a truth which was still somewhat taboo. Combining unreleased archival material, history, and memory, this film traces the different steps of these demonstrations, and reveals the strategy and methods put in place by the highest levels of the state: the manipulation of public opinion, the systematic disqualification of all accusations, and a lock down on news to prevent any investigations.

Credits

Director, Writing: Yasmina Adi; Composer: Pierre Carrasco

Genre

Documentary

Translated TitleThis is Where We Drown the Algerians: October 17th, 1961
Entry by GWC Assistants / Work by GWC Assistants : 

Type of Literature:

Time Period:

Countries:

Library Location: 
Call Number: 
897656270

Library: