The film will be introduced by Professor Bernadette Andrea, English Department.
Bachir-Chouikh's work will take the discussion of gendered nationalism, which we started with our reading of Fanon, to two different moments of Algerian history: the contemporary time, and the time of the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962). We recommend you watch beforehand Gillo Pontecorvo's film The Battle of Algiers (1966). Pontecorvo's film stream on Youtube or can be watched on Amazon. Here are the links to an analysis of Bachir-Chouikh's film (http:/www.aljadid.com/content/womans-struggle-midst-war) and Pontecorvo's (https:/www.opendemocracy.net/mani-sharpe/gender-myth-nationalism-gillo-pontecorvo-battle-of-algiers.)