French Series - A WWI paradox: Humaneness in the midst of total war
WHAT: French Series - A World War I Paradox : Humaneness in the midst of total war
WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7pm - 9:45pm
WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007
PRICE: Free admission
RESERVATION: Online registration required on Eventbrite.
ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.
The documentary tells the story of American volunteers in France during the First World War. Centered on the American Hospital of Paris, the film shows how thousands of doctors, nurses, and ambulance drivers stepped up to help France and, in doing so, strengthened the historic ties between the two countries.
The screening will be followed by a conversation moderated by:
- Olivier Barrot, French journalist, writer and professor
- with Michel Bernard, French writer and senior official
- and the architect of the film, John Crawford - Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Hospital of Paris
- 7pm - 7:05pm: Welcoming remarks by Patrick Lachaussée, Senior Counselor of the Embassy of France
- 7:05pm - 8pm: Screening of The American in Paris: The True story of the American Hospital of Paris
- 8pm - 9pm: Panel discussion and Q&A session
- 9pm - 9:45pm: Wine & Cheese & Desserts