They say films change opinions – and a movie released today seems to have proved just that. ‘Indigenes’ is about North African soldiers who fought for France during World War Two. And it so moved French President, Jacques Chirac when he saw a preview, he is raising war pensions for overseas veterans – finally paying them the same as their French peers. The measure, costing the government 110 million euros a year has been welcomed by veterans’ representatives like Cheikh Dem. He says those affected will breathe a big sigh of relief because many have already died so at least those who are still alive will finally receive their due.