Labor Goes to the Movies Film Series: Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo (1965)

Labor Goes to the Movies Film Series
Sponsored by the Professional Staff Congress

FRIDAY October 17, 2003
Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo (1965)

“How to win a battle against terrorism and lose the war of ideas.” –Pentagon screening flyer, August 2003

Ervand Abrahamian, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of History, Baruch College
Michael Letwin, New York City Labor Against the War

Algerian rebels fight for independence from French rule in this gritty and remarkably realistic documentary-style film. The guerrillas expand their assault into the casbah, while the French attempt to crush the growing movement. There aren’t simple heroes and bad guys; the colonizers are smartly portrayed and the rebels use some of the master’s tools. The contemporary resonance of the story of an imperial power fighting to hang on to its empire in the Middle East should not be missed. The Pentagon recently screened the film to officers and civilians.

Co-sponsored by New York City Labor Against the War

Center for Worker Education (CCNY)
99 Hudson Street 6th Floor (1/2 to Franklin Street, A/C to Chambers)

6:00PM Suggested donation: $2.00

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Friday evenings: Nov. 14: Harlan County, U.S.A.
(Barbara Kopple, 1976) Dec. 12: Modern Times
(Charlie Chaplin, 1936) Jan. 24: 1900 Special Saturday screening
(Bernardo Bertolucci, 1976) Feb. 20: Finally Got the News
(League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1970) Mar. 12: Portrait of Teresa
(Pastor Vega, 1979) April 23: Blue Collar
(Paul Schrader, 1978) May 14: CUNY films Films made by PSC members.

All screenings at the Center For Worker Education

See the PSC website for more details about the series http://www.


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