A consciously modern depiction of working women in East Germany – labourers and managers in a garment factory talk about relationships and family planning, raising children and career qualifications, women’s rights and equality in the socialist (meritocratic) society. In conversations with a doctor, the women also have a chance to voice their personal concerns, as well as their feelings about the birth control pill, a subject that caused a stir at the time.
by Gitta Nickel German Democratic Republic 1970 German 30’ Black/White Documentary form Rating R12


Director Gitta Nickel

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Film print: DEFA-Filmverleih in der Deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin

Gitta Nickel


Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019