The making of Return to Vimy (in French)

October 15th, 12pm EST

The sixth instalment of this limited series, in partnership with the NFB, explored the production of the short documentary film Return to Vimy. This conversation between Denis McCready, film director, and Marianne Goyette, 2014 Beaverbrook Prize recipient, looked at the importance of historical authenticity in filmmaking.

 

 

Mentioned in the webinar: Return to Vimy (2017), by Denis McCready

 

Return to Vimy, Denis McCready, offert par l’Office national du film du Canada

In this short film, a young woman visits the Vimy Memorial to make a charcoal imprint of the engraved name of her great-grandfather who was lost in battle. She brings with her a notebook of sketches and diary entries that he made during his preparation for battle. The sketches transform into colourized archive footage and take us back in time to revisit the daily lives of the Canadian Corps soldiers.

This project, a partnership with the Vimy Foundation, marks the first time the NFB has colourized its own archives for a film project.