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BACHELOR TIME BOMB, THE (AUSSORTIERT - ASIENS UNERWÜNSCHTE TÖCHTER)

BACHELOR TIME BOMB, THE
© Dorothe Dörholt

Today, 150 million women are missing in Asia. Zoning in on personal stories from South Korea, China, India and Vietnam, the film explores the regional and global consequences of this dramatic gender imbalance. With previously unseen archive material, the film also looks back at the years after the Second World War and examines the dubious role of international organizations and their influence on worldwide family planning. A revelatory documentary that weaves together elements of politics, economics and medicine, showing women – both then and now – as the plaything of political and criminal interest groups.


Antje Christ is an experienced documentary producer and director living in Cologne. Since 1997 she has been realizing high-quality documentaries for broadcasters such as ARTE, ZDF or ARD, where she focuses on globalization issues. She works mainly in Asian countries, especially in India, Vietnam, China and the Philippines.

Dorothe Dörholt has a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Media Studies. Since 1995 she has been working as a TV journalist and documentary filmmaker for national and international broadcasters such as ARD, ARTE, BBC, CNBC and WDR. After 9 years in the U.S. and extensive experience as a freelance foreign correspondent for programs such as the German Spiegel TV, she returned to Europe in 2003. Today she lives in Switzerland and works as a filmmaker of high-quality documentaries mainly focussing on human rights issues and human interest stories.
Genre Human Interest, Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2018
Directors Antje Christ, Dorothe Dörholt
Producer Birgit Schulz
Production Company Bildersturm Filmproduktion
Length 90 min
Format color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 English, German, Hindi, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo

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