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Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema

Cinema and the Algerian War of Independence

Culture, Politics, and Society

Authors: Bedjaoui, Ahmed

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  • Authored by Ahmed Bedjaoui, a producer and scholar of Algerian film and television and 2015 winner of the Féderico Fellini medal  The first English-language book on the Algerian War of Independence and cinema
  • Appeals to scholars of MENA Studies, Film and Media Studies, Anthropology, History, Journalism, and Political Science
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The book examines the war of images between France and Algeria. Discussing the role of the United States during the war, it covers topics such the presence of American reporters in Algeria, John F. Kennedy’s support for Algerian independence while a senator, the broadcasting of documentaries on the Algerian war on public television, and reporting in the press. Even half a century after Algerian independence, there remains a need for both film and literature on the war from both sides of the Mediterranean. This might seem surprising, particularly to media professionals, given the quantity of output on the subject, but both French and Algerian portrayals of the war remain flawed and shackled to their respective ideologies.

The generation of FLN leaders recognized early on the importance of images, and established a clandestine film structure that would bring the Algerian cause to the world stage.

The book offers an insightful and timely contribution not just to the field of North African studies but also to other disciplines, such as film and media studies, anthropology, history, journalism, and political science. Providing a rich source of research topics and viable ideas for film and documentary projects, it is a must-read for students, scholars and media professionals alike.   



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Ahmed Bedjaoui graduated from the Paris Institute of Cinematographic Studies and holds a Ph.D. in American studies. He is a Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Cinema at Algiers University 3. He is the artistic manager of Algiers International Film Festival.


 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cinema and the Algerian War of Independence
Book Subtitle
Culture, Politics, and Society
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Arab Cinema
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37994-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37994-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37993-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 267
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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