New Feature-Length Documentary NEWFOUNDLAND AT ARMAGEDDON Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel
Montreal filmmaker Brian McKenna’s new, feature-length documentary, NEWFOUNDLAND AT ARMAGEDDON, commemorates the First World War battle at Beaumont-Hamel, at which so many young Newfoundlanders tragically lost their lives. The film will air across Canada on CBC TV this Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm (8:30 pm NT), mere hours before the 100th anniversary of the battle. This thirty minute battle, and its aftermath, changed Newfoundland and, ultimately, Canada forever. There are also repeat broadcasts of the film on CBC News Network Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 at 7 pm ET both evenings.
For most Canadians, July 1 is Canada Day. But for decades before that holiday existed, July 1 was, and remains, for Newfoundlanders, a solemn day of remembrance. This film powerfully tells that story. It’s one all Canadians should know.
FOR NEWFOUNDLANDERS, IT WAS THIRTY MINUTES THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm (8:30 NT)
FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY NEWFOUNDLAND AT ARMAGEDDON COMMEMORATES TRAGIC FIRST WORLD WAR BATTLE AT BEAUMONT-HAMEL ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY
- Descendants of 1916 Newfoundland Regiment Recruited To Re-Enact The Harrowing Experiences of Family Members Who Fought In The Battle.
- Official Co-Production Between Galafilm Productions (Quebec) and Morag Loves Company (Newfoundland)
- Two-hour documentary brings together top-notch creative team, including writer/director Brian McKenna (The Valour and the Horror), Newfoundland writer Michael Crummey (Sweetland) and narrator Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea). Producers: Arnie Gelbart, Natalie Dubois, Barbara Doran. Historians John Fitzgerald, Margot Duley, Gwynne Dyer and Adam Hochschild.
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