History at the Movies: The Battle of Algiers

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Venue:O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street, Miami Beach

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Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

History at the Movies: The Battle of Algiers
Screening and Q&A with Dr. Terrence G. Peterson, Assistant Professor of History, FIU

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 5:30 PM | O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st Street, Miami Beach

The Battle of Algiers is one of the most influential political films of the 20th Century. Filmed on the streets of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo’s groundbreaking film depicts Algeria’s turbulent struggle for independence from France in the 1950s. On the 50th anniversary of its original theatrical release, the film has not lost any of its relevance. It continues to serve as a reference on guerilla warfare for radical groups and the militaries who seek to counter them, and its nuanced portrayal of terror attacks and the brutal methods employed to combat them ensures that its message remains just as poignant today.

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and O Cinema Miami Beach for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A and conversation on the film’s themes, history and impact. Dr. Terrence G. Peterson is Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University, and an expert on the Algerian War. He has spent considerable time in France and Algeria working in the archives and interviewing former participants in the war, and he is currently writing a book that covers many of the events portrayed in the film.

Tickets to the 5:30 PM showtime are $11 General Admission or $9.50 for Students/Seniors

For more information about the event, please call the FIU Green School at (305) 348-7266
For tickets or information, please call O Cinema at (785) 207-1919

Co-Sponsored by:
Department of History, Initiative for Muslim World Studies,
Middle East Studies Program and European and Eurasian Studies Program