She

(Sie)

GDR, 1970, 30 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles
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Synopsis

A young doctor who specializes in family planning speaks with five East German women working at the Treffmodelle textile plant in Berlin. Of all different ages, positions and social backgrounds, they discuss birth control, children’s education and women's emancipation. Their open discussion about contraception caused a sensation when the film was released.

 

 

Awards

2020 Female Directors in East Germany retrospective, Filmfest Dresden, Germany
2019 Self-Determined: Perspective of Women Filmmakers retrospective, Berlin International Film Festival
1970 Silver Dove, Leipzig International Film Festival

Press comments

“A deliberately modern portrait of working women in the GDR.”   —Berlin Int. Film Festival

 

[By] “one of the few female directors who were successful in the GDR.”   —dok.fest Munich

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