Film Screening: The Battle of Algiers

As the author evening with David Miller has been postponed, we have decided to hold a screening of Battle of the Algiers on Thursday, 27 February.

WHEN: Thursday, 27 February 2020, from 6.30pm

WHERE: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA


About the movie:

True-to-life chronicle of the Algerian people’s struggle to overthrow the French Colonial Government in the mid-1950s. The focus is on the leaders of the Liberation Movement.

To tie in with the recent publication of The New Colonialism: The American Model of Human Rights eds. Faisal Bodi and Arzu Merali, we are screeing this movie.  Sohail Daulatzai’s chapter on the movie, ‘The Past as Prologue’ looks at how this tale of resistance that inspired generations has been instrumentalised by the US and other forces as a celebration of colonial practice to be mirrored in the war on terror.
The book will be discounted for those attending (usual price £20, price for those attending £9).