29 June 2022
Pan-African Festival of Algiers, is a 90-min. French documentary film with English subtitles, produced in 1969, and directed by William Klein. It explores the politics and the music of the first Pan-African Cultural Festival. Third World solidarity was much in fashion in 1969, at the time of the festival. Many of the interviewees speak of the need for exploited countries to stick together. The film blends images of interviews made with writers and advocates of the freedom movements with stock images, addressing matters such as colonialism, neocolonialism, colonial exploitation and the battles of revolutionary movements for independence. A.M. Qattan Foundation.