Lee Heidhues 10.17.2021
October 17, 1961 was the day French police in Paris massacred hundreds of Algerians during the Algerians struggle for independence from colonial rule.
It was a brutal and violent war with a take no prisoners attitude on both sides.
The most gripping visualization of the Algerians fight for independence is the 1966 mock documentary film The Battle of Algiers. It is recognized over 50 years later as one of the classic political films of all time.