Martha

(Martha)

GDR, 1978, 48 min, color
In German; English subtitles
Credits:
Director
Script
Dramaturg
Editor
Camera

Synopsis

Martha Bieder, born in 1910 in Berlin, is the last rubble-woman in Rummelsburg. Every day, rain or shine, she stands at the conveyor belt of an excavation plant – as she has for decades – sorting through rubble. After a retirement party thrown for her by her male colleagues, she tells stories from her difficult but fulfilling life in post-war Germany.

Awards

1978 Award of the World Peace Council, Leipzig International Film Festival for Documentary and Animated Films
1978 Award of the Festival Organizers, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

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