Serbian Movie Festival: The Long Road to War

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 14:30
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Cathedral of Learning, Room 232
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This film screening is part of the Serbian Film Festival. The Long Road to War directed by Milos Skundric. Pizza and light refreshments served.

What was a real cause and trigger of World War I? World War I began a month after the Sarajevoassassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in 1914. But this stake had been prepared decades before. The Long Road to War is a feature-length cinema documentary about the origins of WWI. Leading European intellectuals from Oxford, Cambridge, Sorbonne, and other universities present their views about the causes and trigger of World War I. The movie leads the public through the political games behind the scenes and presents details when the decision was made about the future of Europe. The documentary utilizes film and photographs from some fifteen archival houses
around the world, so it is “more action – less talking heads on screen.” Milos Skundric, Director, says that he was shocked to learn how little he and his generation knew about the reason behind this “seminal catastrophe of the 20th century.”

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Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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