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The story of Adelina Kondratieva and her female fighter pilot comrades. Attacking the Nazi Wehrmacht with their tiny old fashioned Polikarpov planes, they were the most courageous fighter pilots of the Red Army.

  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
  • Daniel Burkholz
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    History, politics, human issues
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2019
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    Germany, Russian Federation, Spain
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Director Biography - Daniel Burkholz

Daniel Burkholz is an award winning filmmaker. He first worked as journalist for newspaper and radio, as editor of a scientific magazine and also as photographer. Later, he worked in the fields of environment protection, education, human and civil rights. After an intermezzo as divemaster, he studied the culture of the Sinai nomads, the nomads of the Great Thar desert, and the Aborigine's culture in Queensland. He has already been travelling for more than 25 years and in 2005, he founded his company Roadside Dokumentarfilm. MeanwhileThe Roadside docs have been succesful officially presented on more than 70 film festivals around the world...

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Director Statement

I had the honour to meet Adelina Kondratieva in Spain, during the shooting of my film Brigadistas. She fought in the Spanish Civil War and later also in World War II as a member of the Red Army Air Force. She liked Brigadistas a lot and therefore awarded me with the veteráns medal of the Red Army (sounds weird, I know - I never served in any army).