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Title:

ICI ON NOIE LES ALGÉRIENS

Title English:HERE WE DROWN ALGERIENS
Country:Algerien; Frankreich  2011
Format:Digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:90 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa XII


Director :Adi, Yasmina
Screenplay:Adi, Yasmina
Cinematography:Didier, Laurent
Editing:Maurion, Audrey
Music:Carrasco, Pierre
Sound:Carrasco, Pierre
  
Producer:Guichou, Blanche
Production company:Agat Films & Cie



Storyline



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The title of the film is taken from a piece of graffiti on the side of a bridge on the river Seine and means "Here they drown Algerians". The wording and the film recall a veiled chapter in French colonial history at the time of the Algerian war: a massacre of Algerians in the heart of Paris.
Following a call by the Algerian freedom movement FLN (National Liberation Front) on 17 October 1961, thousands of Algerians from Paris and the surrounding areas demonstrated against a curfew imposed by the French government. Their peaceful protest march was brutally broken up by the security forces. 50 years on, the filmmaker exposes the truth about this still veiled incident. Combining eye-witness accounts and previously unseen archive material, history and memories, the past and the present, the film reconstructs the different stages of events and reveals the strategies and methods put in place at the highest level of state: manipulating public opinion, systematically challenging all accusations, locking away all information in order to avoid any enquiry.


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Trailer "Ici on noie les algériens"
  • Filmstill "Ici on noie les algeriens"
  • Filmstill "Ici on noie les algeriens"
  • Filmstill "Ici on noie les algeriens"
  • Filmstill "Ici on noie les algeriens"
  • Filmstill "Ici on noie les algeriens"
  • Filmstill "Ici on noie les algeriens"