Oscar-Nominee "Land of Mine"
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Teach for America, Editing our DNA, Modern Chivalry
Episode: Teach for America, Editing our DNA, Modern Chivalry
- Feb 17, 2017
- 13:47 mins
Guest: Chip Oscarson, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Scandinavian Program, BYU One of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language films is a film out of Denmark titled “Land of Mine.” It recreates a devastating chapter of World War II history, when, at the end of the war, 2,000 German POWs—many of them just in their teens—were forced to clear a million and a half land mines buried in the western beaches of Denmark. Half of these prisoners were killed or injured. Somehow this often brutal film manages a tender portrait of these young soldiers and their gruff overseer.