First Russia, then Germany. Released from her prison cell as the German empire collapses, Rosa rushes to Berlin to form the Communist Party. Amid mass protests and the formation of workers and soldiers councils, she is torn between caution and the need to push hard for a break with the old order. After a failed uprising, she is arrested and murdered. But her vision of what a workers’ revolution means lives on.
Cast: Josephine Rogers as Rosa Luxemburg, Paul Mason (Narrator), Dana Mills (author, Rosa Luxemburg: Critical Lives)
Credits: Paul Mason, writer and director; Theopi Skarlatos, producer; Dorit Riethmüller for Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung; Louis Hollis, Mathilde Babo, Lukasz Jan Konopa, Elena Massa, Jon A Juárez, cameras; Exarcheia, post- production/animation; shot on location and at Camberwell Studios, London.
Archive and stills from: British Pathé, Karl Dietz Verlag, Alamy, Getty Images, Das Bundesarchiv and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.