Created by Gal Stern, Emma Raho, Gagan Kalkat and Henrike Forschler.
This presentation draws on the battle of Gallipoli that took place in Turkey from April to December 1915. Fictional nurse Annie Johns recreates the lived experience of New Zealand nurses caring for wounded soldiers during the campaign by narrating an imagined story over historical images of time and place.
“Telling history through a fictional character is a great way to make history personal. The production of a video can be seen as a modern extension of diary or letter writing … Even though the project is based on the story of a fictional character, it still manages to depict Gallipoli’s reality at the time of World War One.”