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Paris, October 1961
France has been caught up in the murderous spiral of the Algerian War for seven years. Since 1958, the war has crossed the Mediterranean and the FLN has stepped up its armed operations in metropolitan France, while police raids have fuelled tension in the capital.
On 5 October, the Paris Chief of Police, Maurice Papon, institutes a curfew for Algerian workers only. To protest this racist curfew, the FLN organizes a huge demonstration in Paris on October 17th, 1961, after the curfew hour. But the police have orders not to let the Algerians march.
17.10.61 proposes to relive this historic October 17th through an interactive map of Paris, bringing together 8 original accounts, performed by actors and enlightened by interviews with several historians as well as by archive documents. Street art interventions equipped with QR codes will also allow the audience to discover in-situ the events that marked the day.

  • Agat Films
  • Robert Guédiguian
  • INA