Three days before the 100 year anniversary of WWI, ETV Endowment and SCETV screen a 35-minute preview of the new PBS documentary, The Great War.
The documentary explores the consequences of the first world war through the voices — captured in memoirs, diaries, and letters — of nurses, aviators, "dough boys," and journalists. The film also aims to tell the stories of key, yet often forsaken figures, including African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, and Native American code talkers.
After The Great War preview, there will be a screening of SCETV’s own documentary, Over Here: The Homefront during World War I. This film looks at the war from a local perspective, and how events on the homefront, from African-American participation in the war to military camps to the influenza epidemic of 1918, permanently altered the landscape of South Carolina.
The screening will be held Mon. April 3 at 6 p.m. at the CCPL main branch and is free and open to the public. The full-length version of Great War airs on SCETV April 10-12 at 9 p.m.