World War I Film Series: A Bear Named Winnie (2005)

Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m.

In 1914 a cavalry veterinarian en route to training camp for the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Michael Fassbender) befriends a wild bear, then takes her overseas as his unit’s mascot. Winnie’s true story served as inspiration for British writer A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books. This is the last in a monthly series of films meant to help interpret some of the scope and complexity of the Great War.

MPAA rating: PG; run time: 90 min.

Major supporters of the exhibit North Carolina and World War I are the NC Museum of History Foundation and MOHA, the Museum of History Associates. Note: A simulated battlefield environment—including bright lights, flashing lights, and loud noises—in this exhibit may be disturbing to children or visitors with health concerns. In addition, some images may not be suitable for some visitors.