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DONNA

Netherlands, 1980 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Yvonne Scholten

This film raises several subjects: the gap between feminists and women in the farmers' and workers' movement at the beginning of the century; women and fascism; the partisans' fight; present-day feminism. In short, what is the relationship between women and politics?

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