Algeria, Unspoken Stories
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Algeria, Unspoken Stories
"Every country has its dark histories. Algeria as well." Thus begins Jean-Pierre Lledo's Algeria, Unspoken Stories, the third chapter of his documentary "trilogy on exile," which interrogates boldly and critically the story of Algeria's independence, memory, and identity. In a state ruled by a single party and a single ideology, history is cast in a single narrative. Lledo's trilogy undermines its foundations and the outcome of a nationalism, built on ethnicity and religion, that borrows murderously flat colonial binaries of Arab versus European, Muslim versus… More
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