SD CINEMATOGRAFICA was formed in 1961 as a production company. Since its founding, the company has produced Films, Variety Programmes, and Science and Cultural documentaries for the Italian public broadcaster RAI and other leading international television companies. In recent years the company has focused on wildlife, Science and History documentaries with such success that it now counts National Geographic Channels, Discovery Channels, TF1, ARTE, NHK, TSR, ARD/BR, PBS and ZDF, as well as RAI and Mediaset, among its clients. Many SD documentaries have won major international prizes at the world’s leading festivals, including Academy Award, Emmy and Banff nominations. Today SD Cinematografica has over 800 hours of programming to its name. [abs]







Luzia Schmid

Coproduction: EIKON Media, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, SD CINEMATOGRAFICA

106 min / 52 min


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The picture of Lee Miller in Hitler's bathtub became iconic around the world. Lesser known is that it's maker was only one among a bunch of female war reporters which became accredited in WWII. For the first time in history there was a female look on the "male craft of warfare".
In her brilliantly edited documentary widely acclaimed filmmaker Luzia Schmid profiles three war reporters: Lee Miller, Martha Gellhorn and Margret Bourke-White, using exclusively her pictures and texts embedded in official footage of the Allied Forces. A threshold of a new look on the victims – not on the heroics of war.

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