Drawing from over 500 hours of archival footage, much of it previously unseen, Apocalypse: WWI traces the journeys of civilians and soldiers who fought for survival in one of the darkest times in history. An era that fundamentally changed the worldwide balance of power - from the war's outbreak in 1914 through the duration, to the U.S. intervention and The Treaty of Versailles.
This extraordinary series is screened free of any costs to the Gallery or public, courtesy of the kind and generous contribution from the producer, Josette D Normandeau and directors to the New Zealand WWI commemorations.
Part 1: Fury
1914. Kings rule over the people of Europe. With ultimate power, they lead their nations to war. But in a new era, war threatens to wipe empires off the face of the earth. This is the beginning, of the Apocalypse.
Part 2: Fear
The war was to be short and glorious. But fear spreads as Germany marches towards Paris. While the generals refuse to change their tactics, men are being killed on an unprecedented scale. An entire generation could be lost and yet the war goes on.
Directed by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle, France, 2014. Runtime 104 mins
- Auditorium, lower ground level