|A film by Herbert Selpin|
An opportunity to get an overview of different visual narratives of the Great War is offered by a movie series entitled “The Worlds of WWI in the film production” and organized on the occasion of the upcoming Centenary by the Leibniz institute of European history (IEG) of Mainz – Germany - in cooperation with the State Office for Political Education in Rheinland-Pfalz. The seven selected films aim to discuss the Great War from a global and trans-cultural perspective, focusing on the specific social and cultural reaction of the different "worlds" - from Europe to Asia, from America to Africa - involved in the conflict.
Between October 2013 and Februar 2014, on Wednesday evenings starting from tonight, the following films will be showed at the CinéMayence in the French Institute of Mainz: Shoulder Arms - USA 1918 (30.10.2012), Westfront 1918 - Germany 1930 (13.11.2012), Niemandsland - Germany 1931 (27.11.2012), Merry Christmans - France/ Norway/ Germany/ UK/ Belgium/ Romania 2005 (11.12.2012), Die Reiter von Deutsch-Ostafrika - Germany 1934 (15.01.2013), The Halfmoon Files - Germany 2007 (22.01.2013), Çanakkale 1915 – Turkey 2012 (05.02.2013).
The full program – only in German – is available here.