"Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

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"Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

Post by Willy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 pm

On 4th November my documentary "Will Ye Go to Flanders?" (5 stars at BIAFF) was shown in a room of the transit camp of Breendonk. After my film had been screened a choir sang songs about the First World War. A wreath was laid at a war monument. There was an exhibition and a reception. To be honest I was proud. There are only 80 seats in that cinema room, but there were about 200 people. My film was screened three times. The big chief of the concentration camp asked me if he could show my movie also on 11th November at a ceremony. Of course I agreed. Maybe you remember that I also made a documentary about Breendonk itself. Now I would not be able to make such epic stories again, but I will show a short one at BIAFF next year. I have also translated two movies made by a clubmate. Of course for BIAFF.
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Post by Dave Watterson » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:58 pm

It is right and fitting, that your film should be shown - especially this year. I am sure, that all of those 200 people were moved. The screening tomorrow will doubtless also go well.

And thanks for the great news that this year's BIAFF will have a Willy entry!

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Re: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

Post by TimStannard » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 pm

I've not seen either film, Willy. Are they available online? Or perhaps you can suggets a mutual friend in the UK who could lend me a copy?

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Re: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

Post by Willy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Hello Tim, Could you pass me your address? (by Messenger?) I will send to you : "Will Ye Go to Flanders?" and "On the Road to Passchendaele". They are not on Youtube. Perhaps they are my best movies. You can find a "The Making of..."article about both documentaries on the IAC-website. Some IAC-friends must have them, but I don't remember the names of these friends.
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Re: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

Post by TimStannard » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:11 pm

(Willy contacted me privately)
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