They Shall Not Grow Old – film screening at Kelvin Hall

they shall not grow old

22 June, 2024, Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street Glasgow G3 8AW

By The Hunterian and University of Glasgow

They Shall Not Grow Old is a 2018 documentary film directed and produced by Peter Jackson. The film was created using original footage of the First World War from the Imperial War Museum‘s archives, most previously unseen, all over 100 years old by the time of release. The audio is from BBC and Imperial War Museum (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.

It is Jackson’s first documentary as director. Jackson dedicated the film to his grandfather, who fought in the war. He intended for the film to be an immersive experience of “what it was like to be a soldier” rather than a story or a recount of events. The crew reviewed 600 hours of interviews from 200 veterans and 100 hours of original film footage to make the film.

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