Peter Logue will be screening his documentary, In Search of the White Rose at Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday evening, July 16, 6:30pm.
In 1942, the White Rose Movement was the most famous youth resistance movement in Nazi Germany. They published and distributed a total of six anti-Nazi leaflets throughout Germany imploring their countrymen to consider “the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes- crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure – reach the light of day.” The core members of the White Rose were ultimately caught and executed by the Gestapo for their “crimes” of high treason against the Fuhrer.
Mr. Logue became captivated by the White Rose when he learned about them at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He realized not much was known about their movement in the United States, even though they represent a beacon of light in history’s darkest hour, hence he created this personal narrative documentary. The film has been shown in many high schools and universities in New England.
The narrative portion of the documentary features a dramatic retelling of the actions of the White Rose. It is guided by Mr. Logue, Dr. Wolfgang Huber and Dr. Jud Newborn, who co-wrote Sophie Scholl and the White Rose. Dr Newborn was three years old when the Gestapo barged through his front door and arrested his father, Kurt, for serving as the mentor to the White Rose. The film features an original score composed by Caleb Hudson of the Canadian Brass and was performed by a professional brass quintet that included Southwest Harbor native Amanda Hudson on trombone.
Peter Logue is a freelance videographer and editor and founder of Quietside Productions. He grew up in Southwest Harbor and is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut. A discussion will follow. Due to the interest in this subject, pre-registration is required.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call the Library at 244-7065.