Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Counterinsurgency on the screen


Above, broadcast on PBS yesterday, a Frontline documentary on Afghanistan, Obama’s War. There’s a discussion on the programme at Abu Muqawama.

Below, from 1961, counterinsurgency in Sicily: Salvatore Giuliano, directed by Francesco Rosi. Available on YouTube, but watch the DVD to do it justice.

I also highly recommend Rosi’s Hands Over the City on politics and corruption in Naples. (Thanks to HJ for suggesting them.)

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Update: the SWJ has started compiling a long list of COIN-related films.

1 comment:

Oscar Grillo said...

Yesterday I was also talking about Rossi's "Mani Sulla Cittá"....Rossi has been cruelly neglected by the anglosaxons, who seem to like awful films like "Amelie" or the films by Catherine Breillat.