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WW2 Film Reveals 'Forgotten Story' of German PWs in America's Heartland
Few are aware that during WWI and WWII, 425,000 Germans, were housed in 700 camps throughout the Midwest. Most Germans are also unaware of this unique piece of history. The film focuses on the Algona, Iowa camp, because of a unique 'gift' made by a group of prisoners and presented to the town of Algona, at Christmastime. Much like those German PW's, the artists at Tribe CDI, have also been working on a gift, first to the town of Algona, and after, the world.
"Our desire to gift the people of Algona, a finished film, by Christmas, has led us to an amusing parallel story of history repeating itself. We artist at CDI, just like the German PW's, are now working diligently, to finish our gift for the people of Algona."
– DJ Perry (writer/producer)
The film will begin a one week run in Algona, Iowa at the Fridley State 5 theatre, starting December 9th running until Thursday, December 15th with tickets available now online. If the turnout is strong, the hope is that they'll extend the release, expanding into other various cities. So, contact your local theatres and request the film, especially if you have a Fridley's in your town.
Following the showing in Algona, the film will travel to Forest City, Iowa and play the Forest Theatre starting 12/9 until 12/11. Celebration Cinema, in Michigan, will run the film, both in Lansing and Grand Rapids from 12/16-12/22. The film examines wartime life in a small Midwest American town. It follows the lives of the guards and prisoners, from pre-Thanksgiving 1944 to Christmas. In additional to the help from hundreds in the Iowa community and several regional sponsors, the film also has several national product partners such as The Hershey Company, Hormel Foods, and Smithfield Foods. The family friendly movie, will continue to play theatres into the first half of 2023. Following that will be a few foreign screening events before the home video release of broadcast TV, DVD, and streaming, during the latter half of 2023
WATCH the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/
Fridley State 5 Ticket Sales: https://www.fridleytheatres.com/
Collective Development Inc.
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