"The Battle Of Algiers"

Civil Discourse Series film screening

6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
Donahue Building, Room 311
41 Temple St., Boston

The Civil Discourse Series: Media and Democracy presents a screening of the 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo film The Battle of Algiers, based on the Algerian struggle for independence from French colonial rule. The film follows one fighter of the National Liberation Front (FLN) who turns from being a criminal to leader of the FLN. It won several awards, including the Golden Lion at the 1966 Venice Film Festival.

The film will be introduced by Monika Reasch, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Suffolk University. She teaches both video production and film studies, including a course in World Cinema. She is a native of Germany and holds degrees from four different countries.

Reservations will be accepted starting Feb. 4 at 617-720-7600.

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