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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”


Operation Iraqi Freedom’: Ten Years, 189,000 lives, and 2.2 trillion US taxpayer dollars

March 28, 2013

By Maura James You may have noticed the ‘Reel Iraq’ film festival badge Strife hosted on the blog over the past week.  Thursday I attended the festival launch which featured the documentary, ‘The Dreams of Sparrows’ directed by Haydar Daffar.  Daffar chronicles 2003, the year of the US led invasion, in Baghdad Iraq, his home … Continue reading “Operation Iraqi Freedom’: Ten Years, 189,000 lives, and 2.2 trillion US taxpayer dollars”


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