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Cultural event dedicated to Armistice Day

By Mariam Chanishvili
Friday, November 16
The French Embassy in Georgia, the French School of the Caucasus and the French Institute of Georgia organized, participated and attended a commemorative event dedicated to the end of the First World War on November 11.

The Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - = "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."

Due to the fact that 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, special activities were planned for November 11.

The show "The Scarified 14-18", theatrical creation composed, written and staged by Djamel Mahmoudi, a theater teacher, with his students from the French School of the Caucasus, was presented at the Music and Drama State Theater in Tbilisi. An hour-long performance was dedicated to the victims of the whole nation during this war.

17 actors and the contemporary music reinforced the theatrical journey to this dark period of the world history. The lighting for the show was performed and provided by Brice Bordovach.

After the theatrical performance, an exhibition titled ‘Forbidden Pictures of World War I’ took place. It revealed photographs that have not been seen by contemporaries of the conflict. All the images presented, taken by the operators of the photographic section of the army, were censored during the war.

The event was attended by the representatives of the government and diplomatic corps and French Ambassador to Georgia Pascal Meunier.