Event Detail

Event Detail

WWI through film and documentary - Dr James Bennett

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 'In some profound ways, the legacies of the First World War continue with us today'

Join us at Erina Library as Dr James Bennett, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science (History) at Newcastle University, discusses WWI through film and documentary.

      War has featured as a recurring theme in Australian screen culture and germane to this concern has been the special significance attached by Australians to Gallipoli. The production of many of these screen representations has been anchored around key historical moments – during the First World War (to boost enlistment); in the 1980s (reflecting the rise of the new nationalism), and in the lead up to the centenary commemoration period of 2014-18.

Dr Bennett uses selected examples from Australia and beyond in this highly visual presentation. A particular focus will be placed on the global perspective brought from more recent film productions. This presentation will sure to deepen your understanding of WWI.

This talk forms part of our WWI History Expo for HSC students and the Central Coast Community. A number of displays regarding WWI will available to view from 2pm in the Erina Room. 

As places are limited please book your place by clicking on the Book Now button above, phoning 4304 7650 or visiting your local branch.