Project Description

In 1914 the world entered into a period of unimaginable conflict and suffering. How did such a cruel and far-reaching conflict occur? How did humankind endure this atrocity for four long years? Could the sacrifice of an entire generation have been avoided? Produced using over 500 hours of archival footage, much of it previously unseen, and now completely colorized, the series Apocalypse WWI takes a strategic and global approach to address these fundamental questions, but also, and most importantly, tells the story with compassion and empathy. The story brings us 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 life 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.

Documentary Mini-series (2014) 5 x 52′

Co-production : France / Canada (CC&C / Idéacom)
Broadcasters : France 2, TV5 Québec Canada, TVO, Knowledge Network, Planète, RTBF,
National Geographic Channels (165 countries), Discovery, US/American Heroes
Producers : Louis Vaudeville, Pascale Ysebaert (France)
Josette D. Normandeau, Josée Roberge (Canada)
Scriptwriters / Directors : Daniel Costelle, Isabelle Clarke
Format : HDCAM SR
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Grand Prix des Médias 2014 :
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