Video — 2 videodiscs (ca. 120 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Tells the story of Djamila Bouhired (1935- ), an Algerian revolutionary. Bouhired is a nationalist who opposed French colonial rule of Algeria. Djamila Bouhired was raised in a middle-class family; she went to a French school and joined the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) while a student activist. Later, she worked as a liaison officer and personal assistant of FLN commander Yacef Saadi in Algiers. In April 1957, she was hurt in a shootout and taken by French troops by whom she was long tortured with electricity and then sentenced to death. Her execution was stopped after a media campaign by her French lawyer, Jacques Verges. She was released in 1962 and was regarded as a hero in Algeria.