The Murderers Are Among Us Screening and Discussion


Feb 10, 2017, 7:00 pm

"The Murderers Are Among Us,” is a 1946 German-language film by director Wolfgang Staudte. This groundbreaking film helped shape the development of postwar German-language cinema. It was the first feature film produced in Germany after World War II and established the new postwar genre of the “rubble film” (movies filmed in the ruins of bombed-out German cities.)

This film offers viewers an eyewitness glimpse of
what the streets and buildings of Berlin actually looked like in 1945. Constructed as a dialogue between a
concentration camp survivor and a military doctor tortured by the guilt of having witnessed the deaths of countless
innocent people at the orders of unethical superiors, “The Murderers Are Among Us” was one of the first films to
address wartime trauma and questions of guilt associated with Nazi war crimes.

This program is funded in part by a UH Quick Grant.

SUU Sharwan Smith Student Center

351 W University Blvd
Sharwan Smith Student Center Theater
Cedar City , UT 84720-2415
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Event Contact:

Elise Leahy
leahy@suu.edu
(435) 865-8287
www.suu.edu/events

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