“The main question is: Why do I want to be free? What needs to be different?” Erika and Christine have been a couple for more than 40 years. Today, at the age of 81, they look back on living through a turbulent time in history. A QUIET RESISTANCE is a film about love and aging, autonomy, art and collectivity in freely created art spaces within the GDR. The film does not hang onto questions of the past, but rather looks with Erika and Christine into the future: What role can art play in politically demanding times? How can people stay true to themselves, their art and their ideals? What meaning can art create, for the whole and each individual?
THERESE KOPPE was born in 1985. Following a B.A. in Sociology and Film Studies, she worked in the theater and for a documentary film festival in Istanbul. She then studied Documentary Practice in London and is currently a post-graduate student at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Her films include: ALL POINTS NORTH (short doc, 2013), HERR UND FRAU DETTMANN (short doc, 2018), and her feature documentary debut A QUIET RESISTANCE (2019).