During World War II, 8,000 German prisoners of war were interned in Utah. Many of them worked alongside American civilians on the state’s farms and factories, where unlikely friendships and lasting memories were created between sworn enemies. In a new documentary film, filmmaker Scott Porter explores this little-known chapter in Utah history, the end of which was marked by a tragic massacre in the rural town of Salina. Porter joins us Tuesday to talk about his film. It’s called Splinters of a Nation.
Join us for a free screening of Scott Porter’s documentary film Splinters of a Nation on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center [map]. Doug Fabrizio will host a post-film Q&A. It’s all part of our Through the Lens series in partnership with Utah Film Center. DETAILS
KUED Channel 7 is airing Splinter of a Nation on Monday, October 24 at 8 p.m. DETAILS
Scott Porter directed and produced the new documentary film Splinters of a Nation.