Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights University of Ottawa (SPHR) is a student run, non-profit organization that advocates on a strong social justice platform to uphold the rights of the Palestinian people in the face of human rights violations and all forms of racism, discrimination, misinformation and misrepresentation.

January 10, 2008

The Battle of Algiers

It's finally happening! The launch of the Carleton community's own weekly student-run political film screenings is upon us! The first one will take place right here on campus this Tuesday with a film chosen by SPHR. Independent films will be shown on a weekly basis, followed by witty and stimulating discussion.
Everyone welcome! Ideas for future docs appreciated..

The Battle of Algiers

Banned in France for five years...

A film about the Algerian resistance to the French occupation, this film was screened by Pentagon planners as an aid to understanding the Iraqi insurgency.

"How to win a battle against terrorism and lose the war of ideas. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range. Women plant bombs in cafes. Soon the entire Arab population builds to a mad fervor. Sound familiar? The French have a plan. It succeeds tactically, but fails strategically. To understand why, come to a rare showing of this film."

International Socialists at Carleton

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