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Paris is Burning...

November 9th, 2005 (07:37 pm)

Well, things are bad in Paris. It kinda chews me up inside, to think of what's going on there.

Reading some of the comments on Third Eye, I started thinking about socially observant movie viewing at this time. (Basically, this was sparked by a mention of a docudrama showing on French television about the massacre of Algerians by the Paris police in 1961. I started thinking about other pieces that could help inform / instruct.

So first: some news articles about the current events:

Then, some movies around the issue, both serious...
  • Nuit noire, 17 octobre 1961 (2005 - the French TV docudrama)
  • La Haine (1995)
  • Battle of Algers
and not so serious:
  • Salut, Cousin!
  • 100% Arabica
Go home and think about the world, people. It does affect you.