Sahra Wagenknecht’s diary is bursting at the seams. Interviews, emergency talks, press conferences and photo shoots; it’s all in a day’s work for left-wing politician Sahra Wagenknecht. Hers is a life full of applause and admiration but also extreme pressure, doubt, intrigue and public hostility. Wagenknecht’s greatest motivation is the fight against the rise of the “new right” in parliament and society. Director Sandra Kaudelka filmed the politician and her team, up close and personal for two years, capturing public appearances, interactions with colleagues, and private moments. The result is a dense chronicle of a nerve-wracking time: In the spring of 2017, half a year before federal elections, The Left (Die Linke) stands a chance of becoming part of the German federal government for the first time since reunification; in early 2019 Wagenknecht succumbs to exhaustion and announces her withdrawal from political leadership.
|directed by:||Sandra Kaudelka|
|release date:||DE 12/03/2020|
|cinematography by:||Albrecht von Grünhagen, Michael Kotschi, Alexander Gheorghiu|
|film editing:||Jörg Hauschild|
|producer:||Andreas Banz, Robert Thalheim, Matthias Miegel|
|distributor:||Salzgeber & Co. Medien|