Peter Kahane's only documentary film to date, Tamara is the story of a rock icon that galvanized an entire generation of East German youth. It recently screened at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Tamara Danz (1952-96), the charismatic and rebellious lead singer of the rock band Silly, was East Germany’s answer to Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. She may be familiar to some from the 1988 DEFA road movie whisper & SHOUT.
This film chronicles a remarkable period in the history of East German rock, with concert clips, rarely shown archival material and moving interviews.