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MIPCOM Picks 2014: The Last Fallen Soldier

On November 11, 1918, after an armistice deal was struck between the Allies and Germany, 40-year-old private Augustin Trébuchon of France was tasked with delivering the message to the Germans.
October 1, 2014


Partners: Artisans du film, Miyu Productions and ECPAD with Planète+; distributed by Zed
Length: 1 x 52 minutes
Aired: May 2014 (Planète+)
Rights available: Worldwide
On November 11, 1918, after an armistice deal was struck between the Allies and Germany, 40-year-old private Augustin Trébuchon of France was tasked with delivering the message to the Germans. As he made his way across the battlefield in the French region of Champagne-Ardenne, Trébuchon was shot to death just five minutes before the ceasefire was instated. By integrating animation and archival footage, this innovative doc tackles the armistice from the perspectives of the leaders involved in the negotiations, and the story of Trébuchon and his fellow soldiers in the 415th Infantry Regiment.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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