John McCrae’s War: In Flanders Fields – A Short Film Public Viewing - This event has already occurred
To honour Remembrance Day, the Brantford Public Library is screening a short film, looped between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm in the 2nd floor open space area of the Main Branch. Light refreshments available while supplies last.
Featured film: John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields
Director: Robert Duncan
Length: 46 min
Language: English, with subtitles
Description: This feature documentary profiles poet John McCrae, from his childhood in Ontario to his years in medicine at McGill University and the WWI battlefields of Belgium, where he cared for wounded soldiers. Generations of schoolchildren have recited McCrae’s iconic poem In Flanders Fields, but McCrae and Alexis Helmer – the young man whose death inspired the poem – have faded from memory. This film seeks to revive their stories through a vivid portrait of a great man in Canadian history.
The Brantford Public Library would like to thank the National Film Board of Canada for making this film available.