Dawn of the Damned

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Dawn of the Damned

africa colonialism algeria struggle for independence anti-colonialism maghreb independance war anti-imperalism

Dawn of the Damned

Release Date: January 01, 1965

Year    :   1965
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary, History, Drama
Production Companies    :   Centre National du Cinéma Algérien (CNCA)
Director    :   Ahmed Rachedi
Producers    :   
Writers    :   René Vautier, Ahmed Rachedi, Mouloud Mammeri
RunTime    :   85 mins.

This excellent feature-length documentary - the story of the imperialist colonization of Africa - is a film about death. Its most shocking sequences derive from the captured French film archives in Algeria containing - unbelievably - masses of French-shot documentary footage of their tortures, massacres and executions of Algerians. The real death of children, passers-by, resistance fighters, one after the other, becomes unbearable. Rather than be blatant propaganda, the film convinces entirely by its visual evidence, constituting an object lesson for revolutionary cinema.

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