New book: France, Algeria and the Moving Image
France, Algeria and the Moving Image: Screening Histories of Violence 1963–2010, by Keele Film Studies lecturer Dr Maria Flood, has been published by Legenda as part of their French Studies series. Dr Flood’s book analyses a range of films by both European and Algerian filmmakers, including Michael Haneke, Alain Resnais, Assia Djebar and Nadir Moknèche, all of which engage with France’s troubled relationship with Algeria and its colonial history. France, Algeria and the Moving Image examines how this often violent history, even after decolonization, was often excluded from popular and historical accounts. The book in turn argues for the importance of cinema in dealing with historical omission and violence.