Unfortunately U of A Visiting Film Professor Annette Brauerhoch will NOT be introducing the show tonight as planned. We wish her a speedy recovery!
In both her fiction and documentary films Helma Sanders-Brahms
(1940-2014) consistently explored political and social issues from a
female and feminist point of view. Characteristic for her works is how
she artistically approached topics like the student protest of the late
1960s, feminism, women’s lib, immigrant workers and the legacy of
Germany’s Nazi history. Tonight we screen her first feature film
Under the Pavement Lies the Strand (1975), a film dealing with legal
reforms like the abortion bill and the atmosphere and aftermath
of the student movement in West-Germany.