Department of Germanic Studies

Even Dwarfs Started Small

Werner Herzog, 1970

Tue, September 25, 2012 | BUR 208

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Even Dwarfs Started Small
Even Dwarfs Started Small

Even Dwarfs Started Small

The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. This film serves as an allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit. Both commendable and disturbing elements of human nature come forward. The film shows how a justifiable revolt may be empowering, but may also turn into chaos and depravity. The allegory is developed in part by the fact that the film is cast entirely with dwarfs. (approx. 90 minutes)

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies

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