Film screening:_Rachida_, (Yamina Bachir-Chouikh dir., Algeria, 2002)Friday December 8th, 12:30
South Hall 2635
(please note the new time and place of our meeting)
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]http:/www.aljadid.com/content/womans-struggle-midst-war) and Pontecorvo’s (https://www.opendemocracy.net/mani-sharpe/gender-myth-nationalism-gillo-pontecorvos-battle-of-algiers).
We hope to see you there!
Maurizia Boscagli, Director
Leah Norris, RA