"The Battle of Algiers" film evening

Students United For Peace will be kicking off the Fall semester with our first film screening; "The Battle of Algiers". Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 film is as awe-inspiring and enlightening today as it was the day it was released. No film gives a better look into the struggle, motivations, and structure of terrorist organizations than does "The Battle of Algiers". That could be the reason the film is still banned in France and has been screened in, non other than, the Pentagon! To learn more about the film, read Michael T. Kaufman's New York Times article "What Does the Pentagon See in 'Battle of Algiers'?" (http://rialtopictures.com/eyes_xtras/battle_times.html)

This educational evening will be of interest regardless of how many times you may have seen it. The evening is free of charge and will take place September 12 at 7:00 PM in Evans Hall Room 60 on the UC Berkeley campus (for location and directions please visit http://math.berkeley.edu/~vazirani/Badmath/directions.html). The event is wheelchair accessible. If you have any further question feel free to email us.

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