Europe

French, German school students make film about war at San Diego French-American School in La Jolla

French, German school students make film about war at San Diego French-American School in La Jolla

2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, but for a group of local middle school students, the European battles and battlefields of "the war to end all wars" are much more than a quickly-fading history lesson.

Using the symbolic playing field and pieces of a chess game, the students created "Chess Peace," a 15-minute movie describing the initial animosity between French and German soldiers, and their ideal evolution to a more peaceful outcome.

The project was the result of collaboration between the San Diego French-American School (SDFAS) in La Jolla and the German Pacific School of San Diego (GPSSD) in North Clairemont...

69°