Sexuality in Interwar German Film

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Around 25 people joined the presentation of Katie Sutton on April 16th, 2018. The lecturer at the Australian National University in Melbourne talked about how photography and film were used to make research into sexuality appear more scientific and therefore more respectable. She discussed two films: The Steinach-Film (The Steinach Film, 1923), a documentary detailing Viennese physiologist Eugen Steinach’s pioneering sex organ transplant experiments, and G W Pabst’s 'Geheimnisse einer Seele' (1926), a thriller narrative as a means of popularizing the still-new methods and theories of psychoanalysis. It was an inspiring and interesting insight into the film industry of these days.