A screening of the documentary “A Celebration of Hope” organized by the Bulgarian Antifascist Union

October 6th, 2017

A screening of the documentary “A Celebration of Hope” organized by the Bulgarian Antifascist Union

H.E. Mrs. Latifa Benazza, Ambassador of Algeria to Bulgaria, was invited by the Bulgarian Antifascist Union to attend a screening of “A Celebration of Hope”, a Christo Ganev Bulgarian documentary shot in 1962 in the Algerian maquis and Tunisia-based Algerian refugee camps and reporting the people’s jubilation as Algeria’s Independence was proclaimed on 5 July of the same year.

Addressing the audience, the Ambassador highlighted the coincidence of the film projection with two important events: the commemoration of the 56th anniversary of 17 october 1961 marked by the bloody repression against peaceful Algerian demonstrators by the colonial police force in Paris, and the upcoming celebration of Algeria’s National Day, the 1st of November.