MATA HARI (excerpt)
Excerpt from the historical documentary film "Mata Hari - The Naked Spy"
Edited by Bob Sarles and Christina Keating
Directed by Susan Wolf and Machiel Amorison
A Red Spoke Film.
Post production by Ravin' Films, Inc., Bob Sarles + Christina Keating Post Production Producers
Aired on PBS America
At the height of her fame, Mata Hari’s erotic dances packed theaters across Europe, and her image graced the cover of Vogue. Yet within a decade she was gunned down by a firing squad - convicted as a German spy. Newly-discovered documents cast doubt on her guilt and reveal startling truths about her life as an abused wife and mother. As a free-spirited and independent woman, Mata Hari struggled to attain sexual freedom, artistic expression and liberation from the constraints of conventional society. Women around the world today face the same challenges. Mata Hari’s courage when facing her death is as heartbreaking today as it was in 1917.