World War I documentary opens today

The World War I documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old" opens today at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. in downtown Columbus, and is scheduled to run for a week, according to organizers.

Peter Jackson directed the salute to British troops with never-before-seen footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered with state-of-the-art technology and now colorized, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film.

Overlayed by a narrative of those who fought in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and 1970s, it marks 100 years since the end of the conflict.

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