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'Algerians in France, 1954-1962', a FRANCE 24 documentary

Half a century after French forces pulled out of Algeria, four Algerians living in France at the time talk about their bitter struggle for independence in a FRANCE 24 documentary.

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Fifty years have passed since the end of the brutal war that led to Algeria’s independence from France. For the numerous Algerians living in France during the gruesome eight-year conflict (1954-1962), it was a dangerous time of political activism and often bloody repression – and one that has long been hushed up.

In an in-depth report produced in partnership with France’s Cité nationale de l’Histoire de l’immigration, FRANCE 24 journalist Florence Gaillard talks to four Algerian expatriates – two political activists, a cabaret dancer and a witness of the infamous October 1961 Paris massacre – about their exile and the struggle for independence in the former colonial power.

Video: Karim Hakiki

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