I DO NOT HOLD MY BREATH
Editor Rolf Bergmann RBB / Foundation Processing of the SED dictatorship / Production Medea Filmfactory GmbH Berlin / Producer Irene Höfer/ Camera Lars Barthel / Sound Nic Nagel/ Editor Andreas Zitzmann/ Music Composer Ulrike Haage / Screenplay & Director Pamela Meyer-Arndt
above copyright: Cornelia Schleime, below copyright: Tina Bara
“i WILL NOT HOLD MY BREATH” accompanies the three photographers and artists Cornelia Schleime, Gabriele Stötzer and Tina Bara. The three grew up in the GDR, in East Berlin and Erfurt. Like most women, they were looking for themselves as young women, but they were lost in a country that gave them no space. Each of the three came into violent conflict with the SED state, be it through a collection of signatures against Biermann’s expatriation, be it through subversive art that did not correspond to the official doctrines, or simply through their photos and self-portraits, which often show young women as nudes in pain and despair.