14-18, A Belgian History

Mai 2014
3 x 90 min
The documentary collection by Michel Mees and Marianne Sluszny
Directed by Michel Mees
An AT-Doc / RTBF coproduction, with the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles and Conseil de Transmission de la Mémoire.

On the 4th of August 1914 the German army invaded Belgium in contempt of international treaties. Will follow a series of terrible events in the heart of Belgium : civilians massacres, massive exodus to France, the Netherlands and England, misery and famine against which other Great Nation organizes the largest humanitarian operation ever seen.

This series of three 90-minute episodes each tells the daily life of Belgian: civilians in occupied Belgium, the Belgian who had to flee abroad and the Belgian soldiers who fought on the Yser front ...

Watch the interview of Michel Mees (director) and Bernard Yerlès (narrator), by the cultural website Cinergie

See the video about the production (in french)