The Chapel - Teachers College, Columbia University New York, NY
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ZABANA! ALGERIA'S 2013 OSCAR ENTRY
Tue, Dec. 3 @ 8:30PM Chapel
Zabana! is an impassioned, meticulously researched account of the short life of Algerian freedom fighter Ahmed Zabana, whose execution in 1956 by French colonial authorities ignited the "Battle of Algiers" and the crucial phase of Algeria's struggle for independence. Zabana was the first Algerian martyr to be executed by the guillotine, after the French government with Francois Mitterand as the minister of justice, approved its use. Zabana was executed on 19 June 1956. Barely 30-years-old, his martyrdom sparked the Algerian war that started six months after his execution. Directed by Saïd Ould-Khelifa, 2012, 107 min., Algeria, Historical, Amazigh/Arabic/French/English subt.
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