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Die Windrose (The Windrose) was a film made for the East German production company DEFA in 1957 and commissioned by the World Federation of Women. Alberto Cavalcanti was film director, with artistic input from Joris Ivens. Simone Signoret, Yves Montand and Helene Weigel, wife of German dramatist Bertold Brecht, collaborated in the making of this film, a docu-drama about the struggle of female workers in Italy, Brazil, the Soviet Union, China and France.


  • "DE JORIS IVENS_30.pdf Films in Production" (PDF). 11 DEFA und DIE WINDROSE. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 11, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2006.
  • "Die Windrose (A Rosa dos Ventos)". Retrieved September 21, 2012.

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