Claudia from Alemann

Claudia from Alemann is a German filmmaker. After her first attempts at filmmaking during her studies, she became a freelance collaborator at various TV stations, in particular at Hessischer Rundfunk and Westdeutschen Rundfunk. In May 1968 she went to Paris, where she took part in various film collectives, which she reported about in her television documentary Das ist nur der Anfang – der Kampf geht weiter (This is just the beginning - The Fight Goes On). In 1973, she and Helke Sander co-organized the 1st International Women's Film Festival in West Berlin.

After several short films and documentaries on politics, film and the theme of women’s emancipation, she directed the feature film Die Reise nach Lyon  (The Journey to Lyon, 1978 - 80) about Flora Tristan, a 19th century French women's rights activist. In 1981, she made the surrealist video-film Das Frauenzimmer (The Women’s Room) for the television station ZDF. As part of series The Little TV, she directed Nebelland (Land of Fog) in 1983, a film about the unhappy love story between a German and an American.

In 1977 Claudia von Alemann became a lecturer for film at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, and, from 1982 to 2006, she was Professor for Film at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences.


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