One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers focuses on the events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly re-creates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French. The violence soon escalates on both sides in this war drama that's still astonishingly relevant.
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Genre: Dramas, Foreign Movies, Dramas based on real life, Foreign Dramas, Political Dramas, African Movies, Middle Eastern Movies
(Information taken from Netflix)
The PGCC Library also has a copy of the Battle of Algiers movie. Patrons may only view DVDs in the library.