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artblackafrica:

Asad Faulwell draws attention to the women guerrilla combatants in Algeria’s War of Independence (1954-1962) through his work,Les Femmes D’Alger.

Faulwell was inspired by Gillo Pontecorvo’s film “The Battle of Algiers" (1966). In the movie, members of Algeria’s National Liberation Front (FLN) recruit three women to enact a terrorist attack in the French quarter of Algiers. "They recruited women because they could pass through check points without detection and would not raise suspicion when planting bombs," Faulwell explained.

Pontecorvo’s characters are based on real women: Djamila Bouhired, Zohra Drif and Hassiba Ben Bouali, all three of whom participated in the Algerian nationalist movement in the 1950s.

 ”In many ways these women were both victims and aggressors. They had killed civilians indiscriminately but they had also themselves been used by there countrymen and brutally tortured by the French. They exist in a moral grey area.”

"I wanted to create a version of the ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ series that was more applicable to modern society than the Orientalist works of the 19th and 20th century," - Faulwell (via HuffPost)

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Sunbathers run for cover from a summer rain shower in Rio de Janiero, September 1962.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic

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Sunbathers run for cover from a summer rain shower in Rio de Janiero, September 1962.
Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic

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