The Battle of Algiers: More to Read and Watch

After our screening and discussion around the movie on 27 February 2020, we have compiled a list of resources to read and watch for those of you interested in finding out more about the film and its current its contemporary significance.


Buy the DVD here from the IHRC Bookshop & Gallery.

Watch Sohail Daulatzai discuss the movie’s current relevance, the issues that surround it, including ongoing narratives of resistance. From our conference ‘The New Colonialism: The American Model of Human Rights (approx 23 mins). 

Read about the significance of the Setif and Guelma massacres of 1945 by Houria Bouteldja in “What will become of all this beauty?” here.

Read this discussion on the genocidal acts of the Algerian War of Independence in ‘Seen From Algiers: The Other Side of a Colonial War‘ by Warda Mohamed.

Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth is available to buy here.

Read Sohail Daulatzai’s chapter on The Battle of Algiers in The New Colonialism: the American Model of Human Rights. Buy it here.

Let us know what you think, by dropping us a line on shop[at]ihrc.org or find us on Twitter @ihrcbookshop.