Socialist Women’s Images – The Female GDR

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In the Cinemas

Films

Tagebuch eines Schmalfilmers

Filmstill Tagebuch eines Schmalfilmers
Tagebuch eines Schmalfilmers
GDR
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The experienced amateur filmmaker Liselotte Schließer looks back on her career and wonders at the low number of female directors and camera people.

Wirbel um Arkadi

Filmstill Wirbel um Arkadi
Wirbel um Arkadi
Liselotte Schließer
GDR
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A Soviet dance instructor is expected to ensure the authenticity of the choreography of a children’s and youth dance ensemble’s Eastern European and Central Asian folk dances.

Lebendes Moor

Filmstill Lebendes Moor
Lebendes Moor
Ingeborg Tölke
GDR
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Technically elaborate and sensitively composed, the self-taught nature filmmaker Ingeborg Tölke unlocks fantastic and cruel aspects of the natural landscape of a moor.

[Interview mit Ingeborg Tölke]

Filmstill [An Interview with Ingeborg Tölke]
[Interview mit Ingeborg Tölke]
GDR
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The self-taught nature filmmaker Ingeborg Tölke inspired broad audiences with her technical skills and her lifelong connection to flora and fauna.

Familie Butter

Filmstill Familie Butter
Familie Butter
GDR
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An entertaining vision for International Women’s Day as an admonition, inspiration and commentary about gender relations in GDR everyday life, in the form of a puppet animation.

Frauen unserer Zeit

Filmstill Frauen unserer Zeit
Frauen unserer Zeit
Hanna Emuth
GDR
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According to the film’s voice-over, it is the duty of a factory’s women’s committee to “exert a constant influence on systematic ideological-political and technical qualification”.

Hilfe, ich bin eine Frau!

Filmstill Hilfe, ich bin eine Frau
Hilfe, ich bin eine Frau!
Edith Schneider, Joachim Schneider
GDR
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Mother, working woman, housewife and wife all in one: A tightly scheduled everyday life seems to leave next to no space for developing one’s personality beyond these roles.

Wir und unsere Umwelt

Filmstill Wir und unsere Umwelt
Wir und unsere Umwelt
Hanna Emuth
GDR
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Environmental protection was firmly anchored in the legislation of the industrial state of the GDR. The tension between exploitation and preservation of nature, however, seemed unresolvable.