Film Screening: The Battle of the Somme | University of Oxford

Film Screening: The Battle of the Somme

Event date
Event time
14:30 - 16:00
Venue
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PP
Venue details

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Other
Event cost
Free entry
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

A special screening to mark one hundred years since one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Shot and screened in 1916, this UNESCO-listed film was the first feature length documentary about war. Upon release it was watched by around 20 million people, nearly half of Britain's population, hoping to see a loved one captured on film. A century later this unique footage, now in the care of Imperial War Museums, is being shown to audiences around the world with a specially commissioned orchestral soundtrack composed by Laura Rossi.