Ici on noie les Algériens: 17 Octobre 1961 / Here We Drown Algerians: October 17th, 1961

TitleIci on noie les Algériens: 17 Octobre 1961 / Here We Drown Algerians: October 17th, 1961
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.

URLhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt2079514/
Original PublicationIci on noie les Algériens: 17 Octobre 1961
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