Wittstock Girls

(Mädchen in Wittstock)

GDR, 1975, 20 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles
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Synopsis

This is the first of a masterly chronicle of seven documentaries made over a twenty-three year period. Koepp not only investigates how young women in an agricultural region become workers at a knitting factory, but also how industry changes their lives and thoughts. It features three funny and sensitive young women – Renate, Edith und Stupsi – in a small town just north of Berlin, who relate their personal dreams and their troubles at work.

 

Press comments

"An exceptional record of passing time."
Variety

 

"…Koepp understands how to make his figures – quite ordinary people – shine."
—freedom film festival (American Cinema Foundation)

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