A hundred years ago, mankind saw the advent of large scale toxic chemical agents employed in warfare. With the introduction of such heinous means of warfare, the rules of engagement and ethic degradation in military conflicts among nation states changed to the worse. Though World War I was mainly confined to Europe and chemical warfare was but one facet among other military means first used, the implications reached to all continents and stretched into the succeeding century.
The film "Remembering Ieper" was produced by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as part of an event to mark the centenary of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons on 21 April 2015 in Ieper, Belgium.
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FIRES is a series of documentary films produced by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) -- discover more about the FIRES Project at www.theFIRESproject.com. The films links the past to the present through captivating personal stories, which most of us can relate to. The project explores feelings and ideas related to war and weaponry. The FIRES Project also shows spreading of positive feelings, concrete actions and prevention to combat and eliminate chemical weapons.
The OPCW-The Hague Award, created by the OPCW as an outcome of its winning the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, and in partnership with the City of The Hague, the OPCW-The Hague Award honours exceptional achievements by individuals and/or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to achieving a world permanently free of chemical weapons.