Lenght: 44' SD
Year of production: 2012
Country of production: Germany
Author: Bernd Jacobs, Michael Kloft
Who is this woman, who first spoke out against the GDR when the regime was on its last legs? Ever reluctant to speak about her background, an interview, given a couple of years ago to SPIEGEL TV, is one of the rare opportunities to learn more about Angela Merkel the person, and her long path to the top of the political world. The documentary shows the many stages on Merkel’s route to political power: From her childhood as pastor’s daughter from Uckermark to East German physicist, from apolitical scientist to Deputy Spokesperson for the GRD’s final government, from minister in Helmut Kohl’s cabinet to becoming the first female Chancellor in German history.