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Do Right and Fear No One – The Life of Gerda Siepenbrink

(Tue recht und scheue niemand – Das Leben der Gerda Siepenbrink), FRG 1975, directed by Jutta Brückner, 66 min, rated: from 12 years up

A montage of images: hundreds of private photos and archive images including some by the renowned photographer August Sander form a mosaic that documents a typical German woman’s life in the 20th century. Inserts with sayings and commentaries supplement the material, revealing a provincial purgatory without personal freedom or political utopia.

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