April 3 & 4
The Great War Screenings
in the Lowcountry
ETV Endowment members are cordially invited to join the Endowment and SCETV for a sneak peek at the new documentary, The Great War. We will preview a 35-minute segment of the six-hour program that commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American “code talkers,” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten. The Great War airs April 10-12 at 9:00 p.m. on SCETV.
During this event, we will go local with an exclusive viewing of SCETV’s own documentary, Over Here: The Homefront during World War I. Wartime activities on the homefront literally changed the South Carolina landscape. This program examines why African Americans supported the war effort and how they were disappointed by response to their efforts; women’s roles and how the war played a part in the women’s movement; military camps and what they meant for South Carolina cities; and how the influenza epidemic in 1918 impacted the state.