How A Film Helped Veterans Win Justice



Rarely has art had such an immediate effect on policy as it did in France last week. The war movie Indigènes — literally 'natives' — hit theaters with a tale of the 130,000 North African and other colonial troops who [an error occurred while processing this directive] fought to liberate France from the Nazis in 1944. The film highlights a key injustice: these soldiers' military pensions are a fraction of French veterans'.

The same day the film was released, the government pledged that from next year African and Asian veterans will receive pensions equal to those of their...

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