Gerd Conradt, Germany, 2002, 90mins, German (English-Subtitles)
A documentary portrait of Holger Meins, the Red Army Faction member who died in Stammheim prison, following a hunger strike in 1974. His painful death was the culmination of a journey from art school, via film-making, to increasingly militant actions against the Vietnam War, media monopolies and corporate control.
25 years after his death, Gerd Conradt, filmmaker and friend, sets off searching for the trail of the helmsman of the Baader-Meinhof Group. Who was Holger Meins? What made him go underground? Which circumstances caused his death, a death transforming him into the declared symbol of radical resistance? What remains of him and his path through this tragic chapter of German history?