Rachid Bouchareb’s historical epics Indigènes (Days of Glory, 2006) and Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law, 2010) emerge at a crucial time in France, in which key questions about the place of France’s North African population have been asked. These films (re)imaginatively centre the histories of France’s colonial relationship with North Africa, particularly Algeria. Drawing upon Michael Rothberg’s theory of ‘multidirectional memory’, and postcolonial notions of ‘haunting’, this chapter examines Bouchareb’s films for the ways in which they produce a postcolonial memory that both feeds into and disrupts dominant geographical and historical imaginaries.
|Title of host publication||Memory and Postcolonial Studies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Synergies and New Directions|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||19|
|Volume||Cultural Memories volume 9|
|Publication status||Published - May 2019|
Hastie, A. (2019). Proximate Spaces of Violence: Multidirectional Memory in Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory and Outside the Law. In D. Gottsche (Ed.), Memory and Postcolonial Studies: Synergies and New Directions (Vol. Cultural Memories volume 9, pp. 255-274). (Cultural Memories). Oxford: Peter Lang.