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General Strike

by Nick Mirzoeff

This is the crucial sequence in which the FLN call for a general strike in the Casbah of Algiers to demonstrate to the United Nations that they have majority support.

While the move is successful in making this demonstration, it also shows the French who supports the insurgency and makes their job far easier.

Battle of Algiers ch. 17

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The general strike sequence

from Battle of Algiers (1965)
Creator: Gillo Pontecorvo
Distributor: Criterion
Posted by Nick Mirzoeff