In this powerful documentary, filmmaker Jari Osborne describes the Second World War experiences of her Chinese-Canadian father and his war buddies, as they recall top-secret missions behind enemy lines in Southeast Asia and a legacy of discrimination and racism. Also features a short film on the making of Passchendaele.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Firehall Branch, 1455 W. 10th Ave.
Although the last shots of the First World War had been fired, peace had not been achieved. Paris 1919 is based on Margaret MacMillan's work of popular history and the peace talks that followed.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Branch, 7110 Kerr St.
John McCrae's War
Generations of Canadians have recited John McCrae's iconic poem, In Flanders Fields. This documentary vividly portrays McCrae's life from childhood to the Second World War. After his friend Alexis Helmer died on the battlefields of Belgium, McCrae wrote the poem that continues to resonate today. Also features a short film on the making of Passchendaele.
Friday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dunbar Branch, 4515 Dunbar St.