A must see and a must read

Ian Jack on The Battle of Algiers: “As I looked at it again, what struck me was its prescience; how it described a world now familiar to all of us, when at the time of its appearance in 1965 it described only a particular Algerian world that had recently been left behind.”

And once you’ve seen it, read A Savage War of Peace, Alistair Horne’s wonderfully written history of the Algerian independence struggle. Two fundamental documents for today.

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