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HERE WE DROWN ALGERIANS - OCTOBER 17TH 1961

In response to the call of the Front de libération nationale (F.L.N., the National Liberation Front), thousands of Algerians from Paris and its surroundings march on October 17, 1961, to protest against the curfew imposed on them. This peaceful demonstration will be violently put down by the police. 50 years on, the filmmaker sheds light on this still taboo subject. Blending testimony and unseen archive footage, history and memory, past and present, the film relates the different stages in these events and reveals the strategy and methods applied at the highest level of the French state: manipulation of public opinion, the systematic challenge of every accusation, the censoring of information in order to prevent investigation…
                  

Yasmina Adi See his other films
Produced by : Blanche Guichou
Company : AGAT FILMS & CIE
Coproduced by : INA




Genre : documentary
Duration : 1h30
Year of production : 2011
Available Versions : VF VFSTE
Theatrical release date : 19-10-2011


Distributor : Shellac

International sales : ALL RIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT




DVD/VOD Release : 19-10-2011








Awards :
Second Prix du documentaire au Festival International du Film de Dubaï - 2011
Prix Terre(s) d'Histoire FIGRA - 2012
Prix du Public pour le Meilleur Film au Annual African Diaspora Int. Film Festival (ADIFF), New York, USA, 2012

Festival selections :
Festival International du Film de Dubaï - 2011
Nomination "Meilleur film documentaire" César 2012
Festival International du Film Indépendant de Rome (RIFF) 2012
Festival International du Film Documentaire de Munich 2012

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