C’EST NOUS LES AFRICAINS... EUX AUSSI ONT LIBERÉ L’ALSACE

LES MASSACRES DE SÉTIF, UN CERTAIN 8. MAI 1945

20.9. Sunday

16:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

21.9. Monday

17:30 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

 

 

C’EST NOUS LES AFRICAINS… EUX AUSSI ONT LIBERÉ L’ALSACE
R: Petra Rosay & Jean Marie Fawer; Frankreich 1994; OF frz. m. dt. UT; DVD; 26 min.

LES MASSACRES DE SÉTIF, UN CERTAIN 8. MAI 1945
R: Mehdi Lallaoui & Bernard Langlois; Frankreich 1995; OF frz./arab. m. dt. UT; DVD; 56 min.

C’EST NOUS LES AFRICAINS…EUX AUSSI ONT LIBERÉ L’ALSACE features contributions from North African veterans about their part in liberating Alsace (and with it Southern Germany) from the Nazi regime. 500,000 Africans fought on behalf of ‘Free France’ in 1944/45, some of them staying in Alsace after the end of the war.
LES MASSACRES DE SÉTIF, UN CERTAIN 8. MAI 1945 uses rarely seen archive material and moving contemporary witness statements to document the dramatic events in Algeria around the 8th of May 1945. When a few Algerians waved independence movement flags while taking part in a parade to celebrate the end of the war in the small town of Sétif, French settlers fired shots into the crowd. This sparked a revolt throughout the Algerian coastal region with locals being massacred by French military and the French Foreign Legion.
With director Mehdi Lallaoui in attendance
In cooperation with recherche international e. V., the Mayor‘s Office of the City of Cologne, European and International Affairs, bündnis14afrika, africologneFestival