Le Petit Soldat for Castellani House Tuesday

The public is cordially invited to attend this event and admission is free, a press release from Castellani House said.

Le Petit Soldat was Godard’s second film, the release said, and its explosive subject matter was the war of independence the colony of Algeria was waging against France (1954-62).

The film raises the use of torture by both sides in the conflict – represented by the two lead actors, Anna Karina and Michel Subor, who fall in love and find their loyalties compromised. This caused the film to be banned by the French government until 1963, after Algeria had obtained its independence.

The film will be introduced by anthropologist Christopher Carrico, who is quoted as saying that the political and ethical questions Le Petit Soldat raises forces us to ask about terrorism and anti-terrorism, and “are as relevant today, in the hour of American empire, as they were 50 years ago when Godard made the film in the era of a dying French colonialism.”

Godard has long been recognized as the most influential, albeit highly controversial film director of French cinema in the second half of the twentieth century, who along with François Truffaut and others formed the New Wave in French cinema.


University of T&T to shed 287 jobs

(Trinidad Guardian) Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is of the view that the organisation is “overstaffed and to run the university efficiently it will mean they have to trim fat.” But former Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim is warning that the decision to retrench 287 staff members, will “compromise the quality of teaching and learning and administration at the university,” and may impact its accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).

Pegasus Hotel for major expansion

In preparation for Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector and the bustling business usually synonymous with the industry, the Pegasus Hotel is expected to undergo a huge expansion which includes office and residential rental spaces.

Top Cop to resume duties today

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud is to resume his duties today after spending approximately six months on leave, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday confirmed to Stabroek News.

AFC launches scathing attack on GAWU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday launched a scathing attack on the union GAWU, accusing it of decades of sabotage of the sugar industry and not genuinely representing the interests of its workers.

T&T-based company to offer range of health services

The importance of foot health, especially for persons with diabetes, was emphasized by Podologist Yvonne Braithwaite yesterday, when she launched the local leg of Rovon Health Care Inc, which includes a foot spa.

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