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Strife Feature – Imagining War in Film: The Algerian War in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Winds of the Aures

June 30, 2017

By Uygar Baspehlivan Cinema – with its potential for access, emotional resonance, and for creating visually-charged meaning – has been significant in the construction and dissemination of cultural ideas and identities and for the molding of specific, nationalized narratives of historical events in the last century. During the presidencies of Charles de Gaulle in France … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Imagining War in Film: The Algerian War in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Winds of the Aures”


Lessons from Algeria: counter-insurgency, commitment and cruelty

February 20, 2015

By Ethan Brooks and Thomas Giles: In the Algerian War of 1954-62, the belligerents tore apart a society that had coexisted for a century. The wounds they left were too deep to heal. But the continuation of theviolence after the war and the spiraling civilian-targeted terror campaigns conducted by both French colonists and Algerian independence … Continue reading “Lessons from Algeria: counter-insurgency, commitment and cruelty”


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