From Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15
At Vancity Theatre Screening
Commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of what British propagandists dubbed both "The Great War" and "The War to End All Wars", Apocalypse is a monumental undertaking, French-Canadian co-production led by French documentarians Isabelle Clark and Daniel Costello. Culled from more than 500 hours of archival material, this is WWI as you have never experienced it before: artfully colorized in a painstakingly researched process that brings the footage to life with unprecedented impact.
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. It transports us from the trenches in northern France to the front lines of Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Palestine and the Arabian deserts.
Producer Josette D Normandeau will join us to introduce these special screenings, and participate in two panel discussions over the weekend.
Co-presented by VIFF Vancity Theatre, the Consulate General of France of Vancouver and Idéacom International.