Utah Film Circuit


splinters

SPLINTERS OF A NATION
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 7 pm

Directed by G. Scott Porter
60 min | 2016 | United States | Rated PG-13

During World War II nearly half a million German prisoners of war were captured overseas and sent to prison camps across America. 'Splinters of a Nation' tells the extraordinary story of 8,000 prisoners sent to Utah. For more than three years, these prisoners worked side-by-side with thousands of civilians on farms and factories across the state. This powerful collision of two enemies on the homefront created life-changing exchanges and friendships that have long outlived the conflict. Tragedy marked the end of their stay as a deranged American guard opened fire on hundreds of sleeping prisoners, killing nine and wounding 19. This tragic event in the small rural town of Salina became the largest WWII massacre on American soil.
 

Splinters of a Nation - Trailer 1 from Scott Porter on Vimeo.

 

Utah Film Circuit

Utah Film Circuit

Utah Film Circuit is a free monthly independent, foreign and documentary screening program held throughout Utah by the Utah Film Center. Screenings at the Library’s Viridian Event Center take place the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.