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This film shows the struggle of a society of Algerian people fighting for their independence against the opposing side which is the French This is a film which is very dramatic it shows the struggle of the Algerian people to gain their independence from the colonizing French It shows the success and disappointments which the Algerian people faced which is something which lies not to far from the surface of our daily lives This is a film which emphasizes events which occurred in real life to real people with real problems Commander Lt Colonel Philippe Mathieu tells his men The problem as usual is first the enemy second how to destroy him There are 400000 Arabs in Algiers All against us Of course not Theres only a minority that rules by terror and violence This is the enemy to isolate and destroy Its an unknown unrecognizable enemy It blends with the others It is everywhere in the cafes in the alleyways of the Kasbah or in the streets of the European quarter in the shops in the shops in the workplace The question that the film poses to is the same mutatis mutandis that Lt Colonel Mathieu poses to the journalists Should France stay in Algeria Should the United States stay in Iraq If the answer is yes like the French well have to accept all the necessary consequences If one changes the words settlers and colonists to American occupiers and Algeria to Iraq this is not a bad assessment of where the US now finds itself--or may soon find itself Watching current TV news footage coming out of Iraq of American soldiers patting down Iraqi men at check-points and putting hoods and plastic handcuffs on some of them or ransacking private homes--one cannot help but grimace at the racial and religious hatreds being sown right before our eyes Pontecorvo ends his film with the renewal of the FLN uprising in 1960 after two years
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