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Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Lessons from ‘The Battle of Algiers’


Author Sohail Daulatzai and Baltimore City Paper Editor Brandon Soderberg talk about the legacy of the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers and what that film can teach us today about resistance, neocolonialism and counterinsurgency based on Daulatzai’s book, Fifty Years of ‘The Battle of Algiers:’ Past As Prologue. The film delved into the the violent Algerian struggle for independence from France in the 1950s.

Sohail Daulatzai is an associate professor of film and media studies and associate professor in the African American Studies School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Brandon Soderberg is chief advisor and editor at large for Democracy in Crisis and interim editor-in-chief at the Baltimore City Paper. The podcast was recorded live at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Baltimore.

Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, produced and engineered by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. Theme music by Ruby Fulton and the Rhymes with Orchestra.


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