Could the sacrifice of an entire generation have been avoided? How did such a cruel and far-reaching conflict occur? How did men and women endure this atrocity for four long years?
Produced using more than 500 hours of remarkable and fully colourised archive footage, much of it previously unseen, the series Apocalypse WWI takes a strategic and global approach to address these fundamental questions. Most importantly, it tells the story with a sensitive, intimate approach on a human level. The story takes us into to the heart of battle, from the trenches in the north of France to the lesser-known fronts of Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Palestine, as well as to the everyday lives of civilians behind the lines.
The narration brings to life the memories and the experiences of these men and women, and helps us better understand and feel how yesterday’s world was driven to apocalypse.
Please note that Apocalypse WWI will screen in two parts during the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015. Part One will consist of the first two episodes (Fury and Fear), and Part Two will showcase the final three (Hell, Rage and Deliverance.)