Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there.
Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.
(The film was created using original footage of World War I from the Imperial War Museum's archives, most of it previously unseen, alongside audio from BBC and IWM interviews of British servicemen who fought in the conflict. Most of the footage has been colourised and transformed with modern production techniques, with the addition of sound effects and voice acting to be more evocative and feel closer to the soldiers' actual experiences.)
||192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
||1 hour, 35 minutes
Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 | Review by: Nicola B
Masterpiece. Answers the question - What life was like for a WWI soldier on the Western Front? Incredible what Jackson has manage to do in terms of making this 100 year old conflict "real" to a modern audience. Colourising the footage and the amazing sound design just brings the footage to life. Narration is audio recordings of soldiers who actually took part. Fascinating. Highly recommend if you enjoy history or documentaties.
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