The History of the Southwest

Episode 4: How we fought for our freedom

At the end of the 18th century, changes started to occur in the southwest. Citizens were inspired by revolutionary France to fight for greater freedom; they became campaigners for democracy, civil liberties and human rights. In 1848, there was even an armed insurrection in Baden. The southwest was shaken by a revolution.


WRITER: Daniel Sich   DIRECTOR: Saskia Weisheit, Robert Wiezore   PRESENTER: Lena Ganschow   CAMERA: Roland Breitschuh, Torbjörn Karvang   SET DESIGN: Eva Bertlings, Jörg Fahnenbruck, Utta Hagen  COSTUME DESIGN: Martina Schall, Anna Schmidbauer   EDITOR: Claudia Spoden   MUSIC: Markus Lehmann-Horn  PRODUCER: Daniel Sich   COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Imogen Nabel, Gerolf Karwath