Here We Drown Algerians - October 17th, 1961

General Information

Original Title
Ici on noieles Algériens, 17 octobre 1961
Author/Creator
Adi, Yasmina, director.
Language
Arabic.
Subtitles
English
Published
France : Guichou, Blanche, 2011.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (90 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
On October 17, 1961, thousands of Algerians from Paris and its suburbs responded to the call of the National Liberation Front by marching in protest against the imposed curfew. Fifty years later, Yasmina Adi has taken on the painstaking task of unearthing the memories of the event along with a variety of documents: newspaper articles, radio and television reports, and previously unpublished photographs. The documents are put in perspective with actual eyewitness testimonies and accounts from the families of the missing. The records show overwhelming proof of the violence that costs the lives of many demonstrators whose bodies were gradually found, often thrown into the Seine, while many others were wounded, imprisoned, or sent to Algeria, exhausted, dirty and without their belongings. A powerful story which begins with denial and falls into oblivion.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Here We Drown Algerians - October 17th, 1961
Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission
Duration: 01:30:00

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2776---