Solidarity According to Women

Dokus
Independent
| 103
Polish (Poland)
| German

This film reconstructs the rarely told story of the women involved in Polish Solidarność. In the early 1980s, the free and self-governing trade union "Solidarność" had over 10 million members, half of whom were female. Director Marta Dzido sets out to find these forgotten women. She asks about their role in the opposition movement in the 1970s and 1980s, about the motivation for their involvement, and traces their lives after the fall of communism in 1989. She tries to find out why the memory of the "female side" of the opposition has been entirely forgotten, and to reclaim for these women their rightful place in history.