Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


The Battle of Algiers – screening and round table discussion

Phil Taylor Cinema, [2nd floor – room 2.13], Clothworkers’ Building North

Join us for a screening of this iconic film, followed by a roundtable discussion with Alan O’Leary and Salman Sayyid.

Originally banned in France, this 1966 Italian-Algerian historical war film depicts the Algerian War (1954–62) against the French government in North Africa. The film concentrates on the years between 1954 and 1957 when the guerrilla fighters regrouped and expanded into the Casbah, which was met by French paratroopers attempting to regain territory. The film is followed by a discussion and analysis of the relevance of this film in current times.

Watch the trailer here.

Round table with:

Alan O’Leary

Associate Professor and Director of Research and Innovation at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and author of the forthcoming book The Battle of Algiers.

Salman Sayyid 

Reader at the School Sociology and Social Policy and author of the books A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism and Recalling the Caliphate.

Free admission – but due to copyright restrictions this event is only open to university staff and students.

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