To celebrate the centenary of the end of WWI, Alliance Française de Toronto is hosting a special evening on November 14, 2018, as part of the theme of the duty of remembrance, with the presence of veterans of Second World War and the Consul general of France in Toronto, Mr. Marc Trouyet.
On the program:
6:30PM- Gallery PIERRE-LÉON: Opening of the exhibition ''When Was Is Over’’ by British artist Daniel Alexander, in the presence of the Consul General of France in Toronto, Mr. Marc Trouyet.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates the 1.7 million war dead, including more than 100,000 Canadians. After 6 years of work, the theme of the duty of remembrance and commemoration are illustrated through various photographs, aerial satellite images and archival documents gathered by Daniel Alexander. This project explores contemporary ideas of permanence, process, scale and commemoration.
*Exhibition on display until December 15th!
7:30PM SPADINA THEATRE : Movie screening of Paris 1919: Un traité pour la paix by Paul Cowan, in association with the National Film Board.
Inspired by the book Paris 1919: six months that changed the world by Margaret Mc Millan, this movie invites you to immerse yourself in the heart of the most emblematic peace conference in modern history. Get a glimpse of after-war Paris and take part in the diplomatic negociations that have marked this Treaty of Versailles!
Synopsis: In the aftermath of the First World War, which claimed some 37 million lives, President Woodrow Wilson was determined to create the League of Nations. He went to Paris where delegates from more than thirty countries gathered to begin the most ambitious peace talks in history. Chaired by the Council of Four (the leaders of the United States, France, Great Britain and Italy), the Paris Conference ironically sowed resentment and paved the way for the Second World War. In this remarkable cinematographic achievement, director Paul Cowan brilliantly combines reconstructions and archival footage to bring us to one of the most important encounters of the 20th century.
(Movie in French with English subtitles)
9:00PM - SPADINA THEATRE: Debate on the First World War with the audience hosted by the Toronto French School Debate Club!