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The Enemy Within

2003 52 min
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This feature-length documentary looks at German POWs from the WWII who were housed in 25 camps across Canada. Filmmaker Eva Colmers follows her father's story - Theo Melzer - who spent three and a half years in a POW camp in Lethbridge, Alberta. Growing up in Germany, she had always been puzzled by her father's fond memories of his POW life, so when she moved to Canada, she set out to rediscover this story. What she found surprised her. Watch as Theo Melzer, along with other POWs, recount how their lives were changed by the unexpected respect and dignity they …

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This feature-length documentary looks at German POWs from the WWII who were housed in 25 camps across Canada. Filmmaker Eva Colmers follows her father's story - Theo Melzer - who spent three and a half years in a POW camp in Lethbridge, Alberta. Growing up in Germany, she had always been puzzled by her father's fond memories of his POW life, so when she moved to Canada, she set out to rediscover this story. What she found surprised her. Watch as Theo Melzer, along with other POWs, recount how their lives were changed by the unexpected respect and dignity they received at the hands of their Canadian captors.
  • director
    Eva Colmers
  • writer
    Eva Colmers
  • narrator
    Eva Colmers
  • editor
    Justin Pasula
  • editorial consultant
    Scott Parker
  • director of photography
    Randy Tomiuk
  • additional camera
    Trevor Wilson
    Morton P. Molyneux
  • sound recordist
    Larry MacDonald
  • additional sound
    Jamie Kidd
    Igal Petel
  • graphic design
    Kim Clegg
  • online editing
    Picture Engine
  • original music
    Jan Randall
  • choir
    Liederkranz Choir
  • conductor
    Donalee Inglis-Gorfer
  • music recordist
    Garth Hobden
  • harmonica player
    Hans Pfeffel
  • sound mix
    John Blerot
  • mix
    John Blerot
  • assistant sound editor
    Mike Sanders
  • transcription
    Bridget Toms
    Inge Fenger-Anderson
    Eva Colmers
    Ursula Ulrich
  • translation
    Bridget Toms
    Inge Fenger-Anderson
    Eva Colmers
    Ursula Ulrich
  • actor
    Brad Payne
    Bradford Walker
    Lance Casson
    Craig Hamilton
    Michael Richey
    Kurtis Markuson
    Mark Wynder
    Bradley Moser
    Julius Urban
    Kevin Durksen
    Timothy Murphy
    Mario Lechowski
  • voice
    Sebastian Fiedler
  • production assistant
    Claudette Breton
  • unit clerk
    Ginette D'Silva
  • production supervisor
    Kelly Isaac
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
    Margaret Smith
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea

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