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Séminaire « Explorations du paroxysme »

Explorations du paroxysme.
Traces, objets, regards 19ème-21ème siècles

Le séminaire a  lieu de 17 heures à 19 heures, à l’EHESS, 96 ou 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris.

Première séance de l’année :
Jeudi  14 janvier 2016 – Christian Ingrao (CNRS/IHTP) : « Visages de l’urgentisme », 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris – salle 11.

Le programme de l’année : Explorations_Paroxysme_2016

« Into the woods » par Malika Rahal

Le 31 mars 2015, la revue The Nation a publié un article de Malika Rahal : « Into the Woods. The fight between terrorism and tourism in Algeria’s Atlas Mountains ».

In late September, the news came that Hervé Gourdel, a 55-year-old French mountain guide who had been hiking in the Djurdjura in northern Algeria, had been executed by Jund al-Khilafah, an armed group claiming to be part of ISIS, or, in Arabic, Daesh (Islamic State in Iraq and Sham, or Syria). Gourdel had worked in the French Alps and trekked in Southeast Asia, Jordan and Morocco, where he also trained Moroccan mountain guides. After meeting Algerian hikers through Facebook, he planned his first trip to Algeria, where he hoped to discover new beautiful mountain landscapes. (For a country where tourism is dramatically underdeveloped, online contact was by far the easiest and obvious way to organize the trip.) On September 22, during his exploration of the Djurdjura, he was kidnapped by Jund al-Khilafah. Two days later, his abductors, following the example of recent assassinations of American and British journalists in Iraq and Syria, filmed his execution and posted the footage online. Gourdel was made to kneel in front of four armed men with covered faces—the viewers can only imagine from his face how he struggled to retain his self-control—while a voice read a long text accusing France of waging war against Muslims and pledging allegiance to the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The trees in the background of the image have been blurred, presumably to avoid disclosing the location of the execution. But the perpetrators didn’t manage to expunge the sound of birds twittering in the background. Western media reported the story of Gourdel’s murder as retribution for the French bombing of regions of Syria under the control of ISIS. That may be so, but the murderers’ choice of locale had a very particular and sinister meaning for Algerians.

Poursuivre la lecture de cet article sur le site de The Nation

 

Billet de Malika Rahal, « Les jours d’avant » dans Texture du temps

Le premier film de Karim Moussaoui est un moyen métrage  délicat, qui revient non pas sur la violence de Décennie noire » des années 1990, mais sur « Les Jours d’avant ».1   Tout est dans cette différence. Continuer la lecture de Billet de Malika Rahal, « Les jours d’avant » dans Texture du temps