Trailer | Soldier & Citizen | The Citizenship Project | NPT

Trailer | Soldier & Citizen | The Citizenship Project | NPT


(majestic orchestral music) – There’s nothing,
and never has been, anything automatic about
the quest for rights. When one can lay claim
to the blood debt, we have died on the battlefield, that’s where you are most likely
to make political headway. (men yelling)
(guns firing) – Women were strengthened
by the role that they played in this horrible war. – Before I could be a
citizen, I could be a patriot. The military service becomes
an exercise in manhood. If I can stand there toe-to-toe with an enemy of my
nation and I can fight, then I might gain the respect
that I so much deserve. – [Narrator] Throughout history, military service has been seen
as a pathway to new rights and legitimacy for
minority groups. Soldier and Citizen
explores how the blood debt of battlefield
sacrifice has been used to gain full citizenship. Soldier & Citizen.

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