Color of Sacrifice (The)

  • Couleur du Sacrifice (La)
Genre : War
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society
Year of production : 2006
Format : Feature
Running time : 82 (in minutes)

"The Colour of the Sacrifice" hands over to these men, for the greater part enlisted by force, who came from the colonized countries and played a crucial role during the Second World war.

Ignored by textbooks and excluded from the big commemoration "shows", they try nowadays to make this overshadowed page of History exist and to testify with force and indignation of the way the French government ignores them.

Contrary to their French brothers-in-arms, they perceive to live on the French territory an "in shagreen" military pension of at best 50 to 60 € a month.

Forced to live far from their family, often in pitiful sanitary conditions, many of them are reduced to beggary and roam in the streets of the Republic...

In spite of the contempt and the striking injustices, these men who made History offer us a beautiful lesson of humanity …

Directed by Mourad Boucif

Written by Mourad Boucif, Denise Vindevogel et Vanessa Brichaut


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