Friday Matinee: They Shall Not Grow Old
They Shall Not Grow Old, directed by Peter Jackson, is a joint project between the Imperial War Museum and the BBC featuring never-before-seen footage of the First World War.
Instead of traditional narration the documentary features interviews with 120 soldiers and digitally restored footage, much of it colorised.
Jackson’s goal was for a modern audience to be immersed in what it was to be a soldier, instead of the more traditional event recounting featured in many war documentaries.
‘I didn’t want individual stories about individuals. I wanted it to be what it ended up being: 120 men telling a single story. Which is: what was it like to be a British solider on the Western Front?’ – Peter Jackson, Flicks
‘Technology has allowed Jackson to erase the barriers of time and speak to a new generation about what war does to youth’ – Rolling Stone
‘An emotionally rich documentary that wows both as a technical achievement and an unforgettable portrait of a terrible period of 20th century history’ – Empire
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