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Discovery co-hosts worldwide premiere of Surrender with the French Embassy

Discovery co-hosts worldwide premiere of Surrender with the French Embassy

Published on April 20, 2015

On April 27, 300 people attended the worldwide premiere of Surrender, at the French Embassy’s Maison Française in Washington, D.C. The premiere was organized by the embassy in partnership with Discovery in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on May 8.

Produced by Roche Productions and TF1 and distributed by Terranoa, Surrender uses re-mastered colorized and sound-designed archival footage to recount the final episodes of World War II and the beginning of a new world, from the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes in the winter of 1944 to Victory in Europe Day on May 8, 1945, which ended the war in Europe. It will be exclusively broadcasted in North America on the American Heroes Channel on Monday, May 4 at 9/8c.

Olivier Serot-Almeras, Consul General of France in Washington D.C., and Kevin Bennett, General Manager of American Heroes Channel, gave opening remarks alongside Laetitia Giansily-Doyle, U.S. representative of Terranoa and Dominique Tibi, the French producer of Surrender. The audience was moved by the captivating archival footage, which served to keep the remembrance of these days alive even 70 years later.

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Clockwise, from top left : Dominique Tibi, producer and Sarah Kozak executive producer at American heroes Channel; Olivier Serot-Almeras, Consul general of france in WDC; Kevin Bennett, General Manager of American Heroes Channel.

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