Film review - The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

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Running Head: THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM (1975)The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)NAME:COURSE:INSTRUCTOR:DATE:Running Head: THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM (1975)The film attempts to shed light on the working of the political forces, the inhuman andmalicious treatment of women by the police, the public and the press that were experienced inthe 1960s and 1970s. It shows the distortions and lies that are made by media, leading toviolation of human rights in a society that is said to be a democratic state, Germany in this case.After the escape of Gotten, the interrogation of Katharina is coupled with a number humiliatingquestions which ravage her once quite personal life. She is turned into the target for publicoutrage, and her public image is profoundly damaged by what the newspaper released. It isevident that what happens is discrimination, just because she is woman and the press is aninstitution that is controlled by men. There is nobody who is made responsible for the excessesof the media.Women victimization by the police is also brought out clearly during the interrogationwith the police inspector who asks sexually compromising questions that reve

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