hiddenLast night, I watched a very powerful film, which, to me, is an allegory on France’s colonial guilt: Caché (Hidden). I learnt about the 17 October 1961 massacre, during which the French police killed between 200 and 300 Algerians during a peaceful demonstration in Paris. Dozens were thrown into the Seine river, others died while in detention.
There is so much that happened in French history that we were never taught at school, particularly the less glorious episodes of the war with Algeria, and I’m very grateful to directors and writers for educating me. I normally use a quick message on Twitter to share a movie or a book I particularly enjoyed, but this one was so powerful that I felt like mentioning it on my blog as well. Have any of you seen it?
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