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FRANCOPHONIE SERIES: Film Screening: Milunka Savic, The Great War Heroine

Wednesday 16th October 2019 — 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Co-organized by the Embassy of Serbia and the Alliance Française of Washington, DC.

Join us for a screening of a 2013 documentary about Milunka Savic, the most decorated woman of World War I, who fought on the front side-by-side with Serbian soldiers.

The filming of the story was preceded by several months of research and shooting in Serbia and France, given that Milunka Savic had been awarded the highest decorations of the armies of both countries: the gold Karageorge Star with Swords, the Legion of Honor of Fifth Degree, the French War Cross, and the Oblich Medal for Bravery. 

The film is not only the testimony of an admirable female fighter, but also a story about the woman who raised three adopted girls together with her daughter, and who provided for the education of 30 more children. Milunka Savic’s quotations, photos from the family album, and the only preserved video recordings of her were used in the film. The documentary is supplemented with reconstructions of scenes from Milunka’s life.

Duration: 59'29"

Movie in Serbian with English subtitles. Discussion in English.

Event is free.

Culture & Events policies:

  • The member discount is applicable for one ticket per member.
  • Guests must pay the non-member price.
  • Refunds will be issued when Alliance française cancels an event, or upon a 24-hour request for refund with or without cause sent via email to cultureaf(at) by an attendee. No other refunds will be given.
  • The cultural department highly recommends advanced registration (online, by phone, or in-person), as events sell out quickly.
  • If tickets are available, the AFDC can accept payment at the door by credit card, check, or cash (exact change only). The AFDC reserves the right to refuse entry to sold-out events.

2-hour street parking from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm.

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