Film Discussion: Little Dieter Needs to Fly

About the Event

Join our discussion of Werner Herzog`s stunning German-British-French documentary film “Little Dieter Needs to Fly” (1997). A Surviving Misery of Two Wars.

German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera.

Werner Herzog tells a real-life tall tale in “Little Dieter Needs To Fly,” a documentary that describes enough breakneck adventures for any action hero. Herzog tells Dengler’s life story in four episodes: the man, the dream, the punishment and the redemption. Dengler’s own story of his childhood and his account of the cruel tortures he underwent in captivity, as well as of his miraculous escape, are very gripping.

Watch the movie before Thursday, July 22, then join the Zoom meeting at 7:00PM and come prepared with your comments and questions. DGC Vice President Dr. Christoph Weber will be moderating the discussion, and other Board Members will participate as well.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!