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The Centennial of World War I: a Time of Commemoration

The Centennial of World War I: a Time of Commemoration

Published on October 22, 2014

WHAT: free screening of Apocalypse: WWI
WHEN: November 11 at 6 P.M.
WHERE: Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20009

On November 11—Armistice Day—the Embassy of France will present at 6 P.M. the first two episodes of the new documentary series Apocalypse: World War One, a French-Canadian co-production by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle.

Culled from more than 500 hours of archival footage (much of it previously unseen) and fully colorized, this series explores the various factors that led the world to the brink of apocalypse. It takes the audience inside the minds of political and military leaders, into the everyday lives of civilians, and to the battlefields: from the trenches of northern France as well as the war’s lesser-known fronts—Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Palestine, the Arabian deserts—where millions of soldiers perished or suffered horrific wounds to flesh and mind, to the intervention of the United States that
helped put an end to the tragedy.

The documentary series was co-produced by CC&C, Ideacom International and ECPAD with the participation of France Télévisions and TV5 Québec Canada.

This event is organized in partnership with the French General Consulate, the Alliance Française, the Comité Tricolore, French War Veterans of Washington, D.C., the Québec Government Office, the
Institut Français and the Centennial Mission.

The screening will be introduced by H.E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, and will be followed by a reception.

For reservations to this free event on November 11 at 6 P.M. at the Embassy of France, please click here.

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