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Saatfrüchte sollen nicht vermahlen werden

Seed Fruit is not to be ground down

„The seeds of fruit must not be grounded“ – this quote by Goethe was often used by artist Käthe Kollwitz to argue for peace. Her work on her famous anti-war monument and thinking about how an art work is created is the topic of this film.
Kollwitz lost her beloved son Peter in WWI. She started to work through the pain on a monument for her son. She starts to oppose the war, becomes politically ac…