Portraying Perpetrators Film Series

A film series organized by the “Reverberations of World War II” group at UCL

Key information

Day: Monday (with the exception of the screening on Friday 6 June 2014)

Time: 7pm (with the exception of the screening on 12 May 2014, which will start at 7:30pm)

Venue: The Garwood Lecture Theatre, UCL, South Wing or the Pearson Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

Contact: Julia Wagner (j.wagner@ucl.ac.uk) or Christiane Wienand (c.wienand@ucl.ac.uk)


In this film and discussion series we consider the representation of perpetrators in documentary and feature films. Key questions that we will explore include: what is meant by the term ‘perpetrator’; the legacy of perpetrators over the generations; how perpetrators narrate their own actions; the place of individual agency and social mobilization in defining a perpetrator; and, crucially, the implications of our interest in and fascination with perpetrators.

Film screenings

Full programme for Spring and Summer 2014.

All films will be shown in the original version with English subtitles.