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The Diplomat

Special Screenings

World Premiere

USA | 50 MINUTES | English | English subtitles

THE DIPLOMAT

Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary
At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany’s most famous athletes, winning six European titles, four world championships and back-to-back Olympic gold medals. Known as “the most beautiful face of socialism,” she earned unique benefits in East Germany but also constant surveillance from the Stasi, the notorious secret police force. The Diplomat chronicles Witt’s courageous fight for her future at home before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Screening with: No Limits

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Senain Kheshgi and Jennifer Arnold

JENNIFER ARNOLD is an Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer who works in both narrative and documentary formats. SENAIN KHESHGI is a Pakistani-American filmmaker who has produced, written and directed projects for numerous television networks and was a Tribeca All Access® Fellow in 2005.
Director
Jennifer Arnold, Senain Kheshgi
Producer
Libby Geist, Erin Leyden, Jennifer Arnold, Senain Kheshgi, Jimmy Tsai
Editor
Monique Zavistovski
Associate Producer
Russell Sheaffer
Cinematographer
Matthias Schellenberg
Executive Producer
John Dahl, Robin Roberts, Jane Rosenthal, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, John Walsh, Joan Huang, Jeffrey Gou
Cast
Katarina Witt, Ingo Steuer, Brian Boitano, Jutta Müller, Egon Krenz, Lothar Raschker
Screenwriter
Jennifer Arnold, Senain Kheshgi

CONTACTS

Print Source
Jenna Anthony
ESPN Films
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5936
Jenna.Anthony@espn.com
Press Contact
Jay Jay Nesheim
ESPN
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5839
JayJay.Nesheim@espn.com