Roswitha Bronski divides her time between raising her three kids, caring for her husband and working to support them by running an illegal underground abortion clinic.
Her life is disrupted when police raid her clinic and she is forced to shut it down. Her husband gets a job in a factory, which is then outsourced to a cheaper labor force. This leads her to take part in radical action and engage in social and political struggles outside of the home in order to make a better world for herself, her family and others.
Director Alexander Kluge (one of the founders of New German Cinema) and his sister Alexandra Kluge (in the title role) explore the struggles of women to transcend their traditional social role and realize their own desires.
Red Channels is an open collective in NYC that engages in radical politics on the left through organizing events, screenings and projects.
Co-presented by Red Channels.
Director: Alexander Kluge. 91 min. 1973. DVD.
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