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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

THE DIPLOMAT

TFF 2013 Directed by Senain Kheshgi and Jennifer Arnold
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE THE DIPLOMAT [TFF 2013]
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
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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
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 50 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
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
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

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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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