SECTION: Women's roles in socialism and beyond

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Under socialism, the issue of equality was considered resolved. Women in the GDR, Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries were encouraged to get an education and go to work. And this is where film came into play. The role model of an industrious female worker shone on screens and canvases. But what was behind it? And how has the image of women changed over time? This series explores the diverse kaleidoscope of women's roles after 1945 and their evolution to the present day. From the depths of GDR propaganda to the Czechoslovak New Wave to contemporary drama and playful animation, it's all here.

Curated by Jana Riemann.

 The film series "Women's Roles in Socialism and Beyond" is sponsored by the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship.


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