The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

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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.

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  • director
    Eva Colmers
  • writer
    Eva Colmers
  • narrator
    Eva Colmers
  • editor
    Justin Pasula
  • director of photography
    Randy Tomiuk
  • sound recordist
    Larry MacDonald
  • original music
    Jan Randall
  • music recordist
    Garth Hobden
  • sound mix
    John Blerot
  • mix
    John Blerot
  • 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
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea

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  • Barnhill

    This is an excellent doc. It simply highlights the fact that kindness can gain the long-term cooperation and respect of an individual while brute force only garners hatred.

    Barnhill, 26 Jan 2012