Days of Glory (Indigènes)

This movie is shown as part of the NUS Arts Festival 2008
Date : 16 Mar, 3pm,
Venue : UCC Theatre Green Room
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
2006, NC16, 120 min

The film tells the forgotten story of the so-called “native” soldiers through the epic experiences of four among them. Abdelkader, Saïd, Messaoud and Yassir (the goumier) are light infantrymen. Renowned for their endurance, their feel for the terrain and their courage under fire, they are sent to the front lines – Each pursuing a goal throughout this journey across France that they liberate, weapons in hand. Yassir has enlisted for the booty that he aims to plunder. Messaoud wants to marry a French woman and settle there to flee the racial discrimination of Algeria. Saïd, a Moroccan pauper, hopes to find a family in the French army. Abdelkader fights for freedom and equality within the heart of the army, hoping that France will show her gratitude to the colonized people of Algeria once the war is over. This film also deals with the discriminatory treatment of French Africans, which is still an issue today.

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Dernière modification : 11/01/2010

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