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« 14-18 » Digital Exhibit

A digital, hands-on exhibit entitled « 14-18 » will be presented in a large number of countries, to commemorate World War I. Shown the world over, it will be in Paris from November 26 to December 16, 2014.
Based on a technology tested successfully by the Institut français in 2013 for its « Albert Camus 1913-2013 » exhibit, “1914-1918”, combining physical and digital media, has been placed at the disposal of the French Cultural Network abroad within the scope of the centennial commemoration of World War I. The “1914-1918” exhibit launched as part of the Gaîté live program, can be viewed on November 26-December 26 at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris.
Opening of the “1914-1918” exhibit on Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Behind a chronological presentation, the “14-18” exhibit will be rolled out deliberately in a rather fragmented manner to express the multitude of situations experienced during the war on different continents. This approach aims to show:
Diverse fronts. While the theater of operations quite often portrays battles in northern France, the Eastern front reveal an unexpected gathering of populations on a given territory such as the Australians, French, English and Serbs, for example in Gallipoli, where they lay the foundations for their role in the post-war period.
Diverse experiences. Such as that of the colonies subjected to a blood tribute (Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Madagascar) who discover, for the first time, their metropolis, their fantasized fatherland, hence giving way to an extremely violent reality.
Diverse perceptions of the front lines and the rear front. This consists in giving an account of societies at war, and the impact on civilian populations who shared in the war effort - by taking over in in the industrial world – as well as daily life in the occupied countries such as Belgium and Poland.
This project has been set up in partnership with the Centennial Mission for the preparation of content and scientific materials as well as the AEFE (The Agency for French Education Abroad), which will roll out the exhibit in a large number of French schools abroad, thus carrying out its educational vocation.
  • « 14-18 » Teaser video