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H'Wood Reporter: WWII filmmakers press for French policy change

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 19, 2006 at 4:59AM

The talents behind "Days of Glory," a World War II drama that recounts the sacrifice made by frontline troops from Africa in the rollback of the Nazis, hope their movie will help influence French policy toward veterans from the nation's former colonies. Director-producer Rachid Bouchareb recently screened his movie, which will be released in North America by the Weinstein Co. and IFC Films, to a select audience including French president Jacques Chirac at a charity event. Charles Masters reports.
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The talents behind "Days of Glory," a World War II drama that recounts the sacrifice made by frontline troops from Africa in the rollback of the Nazis, hope their movie will help influence French policy toward veterans from the nation's former colonies. Director-producer Rachid Bouchareb recently screened his movie, which will be released in North America by the Weinstein Co. and IFC Films, to a select audience including French president Jacques Chirac at a charity event. Charles Masters reports.