Tech: History Lesson: How a '60s Film About Algeria Resonates Tody

The Battle of Algiers grabbed audiences in 1965 with its stark depiction of Algerian rebels' bloody, victorious war against French colonial authorities. Now Criterion is releasing the DVD with many extra features, including commentary by Richard Clarke, former U.S. counterterrorism czar. Clarke spoke with TIME's Carolina A. Miranda.

WHY IS THIS MOVIE IMPORTANT? It raises the right issues. Can you go after terrorism by just killing terrorists? When the movie ends, the French have captured and killed all known terrorists, but in the process they bred another batch.

HOW IS THE FILM ANALOGOUS TO THE CURRENT WAR ON TERRORISM? After 9/11,...

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