A documentary about the lives of four East Prussian sisters whose experiences span the 20th century and two continents, Europe and Canada, based on archival photographs and interviews. It is a passionate story about the lives of the sisters, the two men they loved, and the challenges they faced in war and in peace time. Born to privilege on a rural estate in East Prussia, the sisters gave that up for a dream to help found an alternative community. Part one takes the viewer from 1918 to 1945 - the four sisters' early childhood years to life in the community, to being trapped with their 17 children behind enemy lines. The series was directed by the youngest daughter of Frances Marshall.
Producer and director, Pinegrove Productions. As a videographer, Franziska's particular interest has been for creating social and environmental documentaries, including, among others, "Jipuktewik Sipu" (1991, AMTEC award), "River of Fire: Celebration of Life" (1994) - screened at the Atlantic Film Festival (1995) and at the VITAS Film Festival at UCLA, Los Angeles (1995), "Deer at the Northern Limit" (1999) a two-part educational series, "The Return of the Wild Turkey" (in progress), and an experimental music video "Mi'kmwesu" (2000); screened at the One World Film Festival, Ottawa, 2000. Her latest challenge has been as story editor for "Getting Away with Murder" (2000), a documentary on the displaced peoples of Colombia, screened at the One World Film Festival, Ottawa, 2000.