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Screening and Discussion – The Great War, Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak, and Rob Rapley (American Experience, 2017)
Friday, March 10th, 2017
7:00 p.m. - Warner Bros. Theater

Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of never before seen footage from the new film from PBS’s American Experience series: The Great War. The Great War is a six-hour, three-night event that will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten. The film is executive produced by Mark Samels and directed by award-winning filmmakers Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak and Rob Rapley.


A. Scott Berg, Biographer

Stephen Ives, Producer

Adriane Lentz-Smith, Historian

Mark Samels, Executive Producer