Events

Past Event

Beijing Film Screening and Panel: The Battle of Algiers

August 5, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing
Event Brief

On August 5, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to a film screening of The Battle of Algiers, followed by a discussion on its relation to the Bandung Spirit. This event aims to discuss feasible ways to create and maintain peace in a globalized world by reflecting on Algeria's independence movement in the 20th century.

The film, The Battle of Algiers, took place between 1954 and 1957, in the middle of the Algerian War of Independence. The film concentrates on the rise of the National Liberation Front in the capital city, Algiers. The guerrilla fighters waged urban warfare against the French occupiers. The French responded by cracking down on the uprising and using torture to gain information on the guerrilla fighters.

 

Discussant

LI Tuo, Writer, Critic, and Adjunct Research Associate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University.

 

Agenda

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Registration

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Film Screening: The Battle of Algiers

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Discussion

 

Special Notice
  • The event will be conducted in Chinese.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code of confirmation. Please present the QR code at the entrance. 

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of the registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please leave us a message below or email to beijing.cgc@columbia.edu.