APOCALYPSE WWI / APOCALYPSE WWI

2015 ARCHIVE


Directors:
Isabelle Clarke, Daniel Costelle
Cast: N/A
Country: Canada, France
Year: 2013
Genre: Documentary
Duration: Part One – 104 minutes
Part Two – 156 minutes
Rating: M – War footage

“Circumstances so powerful and emotions so strong deserve to be in colour.”

Bill Harris, Canoe.ca

Synopsis

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.)

Trailer

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APOCALYPSE WWI: PART ONE

AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Sat 7 Mar 1:45 PM Film Talk: Apocalypse WWI

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sat 21 Feb 11:30 AM

CHRISTCHURCH
Sun 8 Mar 11:00 AM Screening followed by Q&A with producer Josette D. Normandeau

NELSON
Tue 10 Mar 6:15 PM Screening followed by Q&A with producer Josette D. Normandeau

WELLINGTON
Sat 14 Mar 11:45 AM Screening followed by Q&A with producer Josette D. Normandeau

TAURANGA
Sun 15 Mar 10:45 AM

DUNEDIN
Sun 22 Mar 10:45 AM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sun 22 Mar 10:30 AM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sun 12 Apr 10:45 AM

HAMILTON
Sat 18 Apr 1:30 PM

APOCALYPSE WWI: PART TWO

AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Sun 8 Mar 12:30 PM

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sat 28 Feb 10:45 AM

CHRISTCHURCH
Sun 15 Mar 2:30 PM

NELSON
Sat 14 Mar 10:45 AM

WELLLINGTON
Sat 21 Mar 11:30 AM D

TAURANGA
Sat 21 Mar 1:15 PM

DUNEDIN
Sun 29 Mar 10:30 AM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sun 29 Mar 10:30 AM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sun 19 Apr 10:30 AM

HAMILTON
Sun 19 Apr 2.45 PM

D Deluxe Theatre

Apocalypse WWI Online

    Apocalypse: 10 Destins, interactive online platform  Journey with 10 heroes whose lives will be disrupted by the Great War in a unique interactive experience.