Screening - Here We Drown Algerians, 17 October 1961

17 October 2022, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Ias Forum Film screening

This film screening is proposed on the anniversary of the 17th October 1961, as part of a screening series relating to ongoing doctoral research on contemporary films representing France’s ethnic and cultural diversity.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Dina Benderra – Sarah Parker Remond Centre


IAS Forum
Ground floor Wilkins Building, South Wing
Gower Street

Here We Drown Algerians, 17 October 1961
(Ici, on noie les Algériens, 17 Octobre 1961)
by Yasmina Adi (2011)

In response to the call of the Front de Libération Nationale (National Liberation Front), thousands of Algerians from Paris and its suburbs, march on October 17, 1961 to protest against the curfew imposed on them. Fifty years later, the filmmaker sheds light on the events of the day. Blending testimony and unseen archive footage, history and memory, past and present, the film presents the different stages of the day 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…

Screening Location and Time: Monday 17th October 2022 – 5.30 – 7.30pm
IAS Forum (Ground floor Wilkins Building, South Wing)

90 minutes – French, Arabic and Kabyle (Taqbaylit) – English subtitles
There will be time after the screening to discuss the film.

Organiser: Dina Benderra (uclzend@ucl.ac.uk) is a PhD student in Film Studies (and grateful guest of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre).