PN 20: Women Directors at #TIFF16
“Girl Unbound” and “Karl Marx City” are among the documentaries directed by women making their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Pure Nonfiction host and TIFF documentary programmer Thom Powers talks to both directors.
In “Girl Unbound,” filmmaker Erin Heidenreich makes her feature-length debut profiling the Pakistani squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir who has received death threats from the Taliban for being a prominent female athlete.
In “Karl Marx City,” veteran director Petra Epperlein explores her family’s history in East Germany. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, her father received letters accusing him of collaboration with the notorious Stasi secret police. Petra and collaborator Michael Tucker dig into the Stasi archives to solve the family mystery.
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