We Are Half The World

They were, at best mocked or ridiculed, at worst incarcerated, tortured, or even beheaded. But they would not be deterred. For decades ten thousands of women in Germany, Great Britain, in France, the U.S. and many other countries fought for their right to vote. Some used the institutions, others turned into media savvy politicians, and still others turned to terrorism, went on hunger strike, or died as martyrs. 100 years later we tell a multi-perspective and emotional story of the international fight, against all odds, for women’s suffrage as an important step towards equal rights.

We Are Half The World

They were, at best mocked or ridiculed, at worst incarcerated, tortured, or even beheaded. But they would not be deterred. For decades ten thousands of women in Germany, Great Britain, in France, the U.S. and many other countries fought for their right to vote. Some used the institutions, others turned into media savvy politicians, and still others turned to terrorism, went on hunger strike, or died as martyrs. 100 years later we tell a multi-perspective and emotional story of the international fight, against all odds, for women’s suffrage as an important step towards equal rights.

Script: Annette Baumeister & Stefan Wilke
Director: Annette Baumeister & Carsten Gutschmidt

Esther Schweins as Emmeline Pankhurst
Johanna Gastdorf as Anita Augspurg
Jeanette Hain as Marguerite Durand
Paula Hans as Marie Juchacz
Harald Schrott as Leonard Kern

Associate Producer: Paul Wiederhold
Production Management: Sebastian Johannsen
Production Office: Rebecca Zaubel
Executive Producer: Reinhardt Beetz
Film Accountant: Sandra Zentgraf

Commissioning Editors: Christiane Hinz und Barbara Schmitz (WDR), Ulrike Dotzer (NDR/Arte)

Koproduktion

BR

Kooperation

Arte G.E.I.L.E.

Förderer

Film und Medien Stiftung NRW nordmedia
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