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Book
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"1943. They have yet to set foot in France, but because it's wartime, Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir decide to join the French army to free the motherland from the Nazi enemy, like 130,000 other 'natives.' These heroes, forgotten by history, will triumph in Italy, Provence, and in the Vosges, before finding themselves alone defending a village in Alsace against a German battalion"--Unifrance web site.
Media & Microtext Center
CSRE-249-01, FRENCH-249-01, HISTORY-239G-01
Video
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The tale of a 1943 WWII French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and anticipation, but as they get closer to their goal they realize that their enemy is not necessarily the Germans.
Media & Microtext Center
CSRE-249-01, FRENCH-249-01, HISTORY-239G-01
Video
3 videodiscs (ca. 125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (55 p. ; 19 cm.)
Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.
Media & Microtext Center
CSRE-249-01, FRENCH-249-01, HISTORY-239G-01
Video
2 videodiscs (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Three women: a mother, her daughter, and a prostitute have been living in a hotel in the center of town amid creeping fundamentalism. Goucem, the daughter, has chosen a modern, emancipated life, spending steamy weekends in nightclubs. Fifi, her faithful friend, prostitutes herself under the thumb of a local protector. Papicha, the mother, eats pizzas in front of the television, torn between fear and nostalgia.
Media & Microtext Center
CSRE-249-01, FRENCH-249-01, HISTORY-239G-01
Video
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Three very different women live together in a hotel in the heart of Algiers.
Media & Microtext Center
CSRE-249-01, FRENCH-249-01, HISTORY-239G-01