Peter Jackson, the famous film director known for his direction of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy and the Hobbit Trilogy, has recreated the global story of the First World War at The Great War Exhibition, in Wellington, New Zealand. Opened in April 2015, the exhibit consists of an incredible array of movie-like sets that depict the war; scene by scene; year by year. Opened in April 2015, the exhibit commemorates the role played by New Zealand in the war, but also shows the hardship and bravery of those who lived through this pivotal time in history – the horrors of war as well as the bravery and spirit which endured.
The exhibit has also colorized hundreds of photos that were captured during the war, and they “melt away the last 100 years” gap in technology. “This exhibition tells the story in brilliant colour, evaporating 100 years, so we can understand and empathise with those who lived through this terrible war…which is so important now and into the future.” – Peter Jackson