Lesbian life and love in the GDR


“Uferfrauen – a film that seeks to encourage people to stand up for themselves and an equal, free life.”
(NDR Culture Journal)

“Uferfrauen lets lesbian women have their say who in the GDR not only had to endure conflicts with their families, but also came into conflict with the SED and the Stasi.
(Hamburger Morgenpost)

“In interviews with six protagonists, Barbara Wallbraun draws a varied, touching, often shocking picture of lesbian love in the GDR.”
(Kreuzer Leipzig)

“With its sometimes sad, sometimes exhilarating stories, this haunting documentary is an important testimony to the everyday life of the GDR and shows the role of lesbians and gays in the 1989 resistance movement.
(Intl. Queer Fim Festival Hamburg)

The film is a co-production with ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel and is supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kulturstiftung Sachsen, Kulturellen Filmförderung der Staatskanzlei Thüringen and Magnus-Hirschfeld-Stiftung.