In the late 1950s and the early 1960s, France established the SAS (or Special Administrative Services), an organization now notorious for the brutalities and atrocities it perpetrated during the Franco-Algerian War. Intended as a tool to "pacify" Algerian peasants and quell the possibility of revolt, the SAS facilities bore a frightening two-faced quality: the locations that functioned as medical centers in the daytime were utilized as torture chambers after dark. But a still grimmer irony succeeded this onslaught of terror: as the conflict died off, France took the same locations and "recycled" them as housing for Algerian nationals in the postwar years - giving, of course, no thought whatsoever to the psychological trauma that this might engender. Co-directors Nadia Bouferkas and Mehmet Arikan's documentary Li Fet Met (AKA Let Bygones Be Bygones) travels to one of the SAS locales for an intimate, firsthand glimpse of several families currently residing in those places - as they battle continual economic difficulty and struggle, against all odds, to put memories of the past behind them despite surrounding reminders of France's violent legacy in Algeria.
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