Film Screening

Join us at the Port Moody Station Museum on Sunday April 7th at 1pm for our Vimy Ridge Event.

The film students from Burnaby North Secondary undertook an ambitious film project at the Port Moody Station Museum’s McKnight Centennial trench and we will be having the first screening of it. The short film explores the role young people would have played in the Great War.

The filming took place from November 2018 into the beginning of 2019.

With an amazing eye for dramatic cinematography and historic detail the film crew worked on this short film. Just like any commercial movie production, lighting crew, cameramen, makeup artists, director and many others worked tirelessly on the film.

After spending many hours editing, the movie is now ready to be screened.

April 7 the museum will feature a historical introduction to the battle at Vimy Ridge by historian John Goheen, followed by the film screening. The film crew and actors will be there and a panel will answer question about the production of this short film, Afterward the actors (in historical uniforms) will be available for further questioning in the McKnight centennial trench.

This amazing film project is part of the museums initiative to create educational programs to shed light on the tragic events of World War One. Our school projects range from art in the Great War, students creating their own exhibits, animation workshops, and guided trench tours. The many different educational programs make the events of the past accessible to a modern day audience.

For more information on this amazing project read the informative article published by CBC’s Tamara Baluja:

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