The poet Edeltraud Eckert died in a GDR prison at the age of 25. Details of the last five years of her life might never be known. What is clear is that in 1950, she carried leaflets campaigning for a “Task force against inhumanity” from West Berlin to Rathenow in the East. For this, she was arrested by the Soviet military administration. “Flyers for Freedom” creates a fragmented record of the premature death of Edeltraud Eckert through the accounts of friends, relatives and fellow prisoners.