Colonial Friend (The)

  • Ami y'a bon (L')
Genre : Historical
Type : Animation
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society
Year of production : 2004
Format : Short
Running time : 8 (in minutes)

Tells the tragic story of the Senegalese colonials who were drafted to help repel the German blitzkrieg invasion of France in World War II. "The Colonial Friend" is an animated film in storyboard form. This short film is included as a companion piece on the DVD of "Days of Glory (Indigenes)," by the same French director/screenwriter, Rachid Bouchareb, about 150,000 Berbers, who volunteered to fight German troops in North Africa, then all over occupied France, playing a major role in the Allied victory.
- Written by David Stevens (IMDB)

Directed by Rachid Bouchareb.

2004, France / Senegal / Algeria, animation, 8mins, historical


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