They Shall Not Grow Old: Peter Jackson Q&A


Oscar-winning film director Peter Jackson in conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, about his latest film 'They Shall Not Grow Old'.

Using original footage and audio of World War I from the Imperial War Museum and BBC archives, 'They Shall Not Grow Old' is an extraordinary experiment in film-making which creates direct empathy with soldiers, exploring the reality of the front line using only the voices of those involved.

The role of governments in peace, security and armed conflict is one of the core topics of research at the Blavatnik School, and the School also hosts the Oxford institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict, which focuses on all aspects of armed conflict, including the recourse to war, the conduct of war, and post-conflict governance, transition and reconstruction.

It is important to have watched the film in advance of the event (UK viewers can currently watch it for free on BBC iPlayer).