Nearly six million Britons fought in the First World War, both as conscripts and volunteers. More than 16,000 men, though, refused to enlist, claiming status as conscientious objectors – and, in many cases, paying a heavy price for their decision.
This new interactive film, created by pioneering art group Blast Theory, explores why some of us choose to go to war while others opt to remain at home, and puts the audience at the heart of the conversation. Screened live as a single continuous shot, To Fight invites viewers to interact with and react to the action while they watch. Creatively unique and technologically cutting-edge, To Fight asks us to consider our own convictions, whatever they are, at a time when it is just as important to both question and commit to our own beliefs.
Commissioned by 14-18 NOW