Videoessay published in [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 6:3 2019. See this page for creator commentary and open peer reviews:
This videoessay is concerned with temporalities in the influential political/historical film The Battle of Algiers (Italy/Algeria, 1966, dir. Gillo Pontecorvo). Apart from credits, intertitles and explanatory captions, the essay uses only sounds and images from the film itself. The essay presents nine distinct (though also related) orders or dimensions of time in sections that vary in form, rhythm and length. This list of temporalities does not pretend to be exhaustive, but the variety signals something of the complexity of the film and the essay’s brevity is intended to communicate in a concise manner a sense of the invigorating pace of the original.