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1945 – 2020: DAS ENDE DES ZWEITEN WELTKRIEGS AUS AFRIKANISCHER SICHT

Film series:Afrika Film Tage Köln


  


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C’EST NOUS LES AFRICAINS... EUX AUSSI ONT LIBERÉ L’ALSACE (AUCH AFRIKANER HABEN DAS ELSASS BEFREIT)
Regie: Petra Rosay & Jean Marie Fawer; Frankreich 1994; OF frz. m. dt. UT; DVD; 26 min. 
LES MASSACRES DE SÉTIF, UN CERTAIN 8. MAI 1945 (EIN ANDERER 8. MAI 1945 – DIE MASSAKER VON SÉTIF IN ALGERIEN)
Regie: Mehdi Lallaoui & Bernard Langlois; Frankreich 1995; OF frz./arab. m. dt. UT; DVD; 56 min.


C’EST NOUS LES AFRICAINS...EUX AUSSI ONT LIBERÉ L’ALSACE features contributions from North African veterans about their part in liberating Alsace (and with it Southern Ger-many) from the Nazi regime. 500,000 Africans fought on behalf of ‘Free France’ in 1944/45, some of them staying in Alsace after the end of the war. LES MASSACRES DE SÉTIF, UN CERTAIN 8. MAI 1945 uses rarely seen archive material and moving contemporary wit-ness statements to document the dramatic events in Algeria around the 8th of May 1945. When a few Algerians waved independence movement flags while taking part in a parade to celebrate the end of the war in the small town of Sétif, French settlers fired shots into the crowd. This sparked a revolt throughout the Algerian coastal region with locals being mas-sacred by French military and the French Foreign Legion.

With director Mehdi Lallaoui in attendance