Phoenix Screening and Discussion

Feb 17, 2017, 7:00 pm

Christian Petzold’s 2014 “Phoenix” tells the story of a German-
Jewish Holocaust survivor who, after extensive reconstructive surgery, returns home to Berlin to find out whether her non-Jewish German husband betrayed her to the Nazis, precipitating her deportation to Auschwitz. Only through tense conversations can she discover the truth of the past and begin to work
through the trauma she has experienced. The film, which offers a twenty-first century perspective on the postwar period in Germany, explores both the possibility of and the difficulties in establishing German-Jewish dialogue with non-Germans in a post-Holocaust world. We have chosen Petzold’s critically acclaimed film, with its focus on dialogue between victim and probable perpetrator, as a 2014 response to Staudte’s 1946 “The Murderers Are Among Us.”

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
(435) 865-8287