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SPECIAL SCREENING

THE DIPLOMAT

Directed by Senain Kheshgi and Jennifer Arnold
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 50 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE DIPLOMAT
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
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary
About the Director(s)
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.
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Cast & Credits
  • 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

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