Mata Hari: The Naked Spy
Notorious was Mata Hari's middle name. Thousands flocked to see the seductress perform veiled erotic dances in Europe but it wasn't long before she was convicted as a WW1 German spy and executed. Once considered the epitome of treachery, deception and allure, this new doc reveals undisclosed facts about her--she was Dutch, not Javanese-- and asks if she was merely a sexually adventurous, independent woman victimized by the prejudices of her time.
Summary by Sura Wood, SF/Arts Film/Video Curator