For six months in 1919, Paris was the capital of the world. The last shots had just been fired in the most devastating war of all time — and the old global order lay in tatters.

Delegations from over 30 nations urgently descended upon Paris for the most ambitious peace talks in history. At the helm were the Big Four — U.S. president Woodrow Wilson along with the leaders of France, the U.K. and Italy.

Their goal was to draft a peace treaty “for all time,” creating instead an embittered Germany already dreaming of retaliation — and contentious new entities like Iraq and Yugoslavia.

In a compelling story that blends re-enactments with archival images, director Paul Cowan captures the dramatic cut-and-thrust of diplomacy, while evoking the extraordinary atmosphere of a metropolis returning to life.

Paris 1919 will be presented by CIGI Cinema Series:

When: Wednesday, November 4 - 7:00 PM and Thursday, November 5 - 7:00 PM

Where: The original Princess Cinemas (6 Princess Street West, Waterloo, ON, (519) 885-2950)

Tickets available at the door for $10

With special guest: Gerry Flahive, Senior Producer, National Film Board of Canada