Do Right and Fear No One

Using still photographs and film, Jutta Bruckner compiles a typical curriculum vitae of a woman in Germany in the twentieth century. She traces this life through petit bourgeois childhood, youth in the 1920s, marriage in the thirties, existence during the War and through the Adenauer period of restoration of power. Then in the final sequences the film traces the present-day emancipation and politicization of this “typical” woman of our times.

Do Right And Fear No One makes both imaginative and perceptive use of archive and personal photographs. This film also poses some theoretical questions on the connections between photography and film, as does Helke Sander's film The All-Around Reduced Personality.

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