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Rosa von Praunheim was born in Riga/Latvia in 1942. He studied painting in Berlin and took on his artist's name of Rosa von Praunheim in 1964, in reference to the pink triangle homosexuals were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps. A prolific filmmaker, a selection of his films includes: IT’S NOT THE HOMOSEXUAL WHO IS PERVERSE, BUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH HE LIVES (1970), ARMY OF LOVERS (1971-1976), A VIRUS KNOWS NO MORALS (1985), I AM MY OWN WOMAN (1992), TRANSSEXUAL MENACE (1996), GAY COURAGE (1998), THE EINSTEIN OF SEX (1999), FASSBINDER’S WOMEN (2001), QUEENS DON’T LIE (2001), COWS KNOCKED-UP BY FOG (2002), TWO MOTHERS – THE SEARCH BEGAN IN RIGA (2007), NEW YORK MEMORIES (2010), DIE JUNGS VOM BAHNHOF ZOO (2011), and DARKROOM (2019), among others.