Meet the Hitlers
Published on October 18, 2014
1. What’s in a name? Most of us don’t give it much thought. But some names can’t be ignored. Which is why 80-year-old Gene Hitler expects a double-take whenever he presents his Medicare card. And why teenager Emily Hittler finds high school a struggle for acceptance.
2. Meet the Hitlers is a feature documentary that examines the relationship between names and identity, by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name ‘Hitler.’ The film raises important questions about the meaning of names, and explores complex issues like immigration, racism, and tolerance. Yet it’s ultimately a character-driven story, offering an intimate portrait of its subjects, whose reactions to their name span the spectrum of human experience, from tragedy to comedy, and heartbreak to hope.
Director: Matt Ogens