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First World War centenary



2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, a conflict that involved over 100 countries from different continents and had an impact on lives of millions of people. One hundred years later, the Alliance Française and its partners will commemorate this significant milestone in world history and shine a light on the legacy of this war.

This centenary is to be marked by a program of screenings and lectures taking place throughout June 2014 in the Alliance Française as well as outdoors, in consulates, schools and museums of British Columbia.


SCREENING & DISCUSSION: "JOYEUX NOEL

Wednesday, June 4 - 6:30pm
At Alliance Française auditorium

"Joyeux Noël" (Merry Christmas) directed by Christian Carion in 2005. Starring Diane Kruger, Guillaumme Canet, Benno Fürmann (with English subtitles)
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LECTURE: KAFKA AND WWI

Wednesday, June 11 - 6:30pm
At Alliance Française auditorium

The Alliance Française has the pleasure to welcome Andrea Dahlmann-Resing, a PhD student in Germanic Studies, for a lecture that will enlighten the influence of First World War on Franz Kafka's work: "Caught between swimming school, office desk, and the “greatest theatre in the world”: Franz Kafka and World War I"
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LECTURE: GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN
Thursday, June 26 - 6:30pm
At Alliance Française auditorium

The Alliance Française has the pleasure to welcome Michael Huenefeld for a lecture dedicated to the roles of France and Canada in the First World War. Michael Huenefeld will focus on the Gallipoli Campaign (1915-1916) and its strategic background.
More info here
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  OUTDOORS

SCREENINGS: "APOCALYPSE WWI"
From Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15
At Vancity Theatre Screening
Co-presented by VIFF Vancity Theatre, the Consulate General of France of Vancouver and Idéacom International.
Apocalypse WWI, directed by Isabelle Clark and Daniel Costelle - 260 min - Canada, France - 2014 Unfolding in five 52-minute installments, Apocalypse WWI takes us to the battlefields, inside the minds of those who govern, and to the heart of the everyday life of civilians behind the lines.
In English
More info here

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