Based on interviews with former prisoners, this animated documentary provides a glimpse into the most notorious women’s prison in east Germany. a film about political imprisonment, forced labour, and enormous profits on both sides of the iron curtain.

About the Director:

Volker Schlecht works as an Illustrator and Filmmaker in Berlin. He studied communication design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, later on he taught at the animation department of the HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg. Currently he works as a professor of sequential illustration at the BTK University of Art and Design. Together with Alexandra Kardinar he founded their collaborative label Drushba Pankow in 2002. Schlecht was born 1968 in Radeberg.

Alexander Lahl was born 1979 in Berlin (GDR). He studied cultural sciences in Berlin, Wroclaw and Frankfurt (Oder). He works as a writer, filmmaker and producer and co-founded the media label Die Kulturingenieure. Latest work together with Max Mönch: „Treibsand. A graphic novel about the last days of the GDR“, published by Metrolit. Currently he is working mainly on oceans subjects.