A boarding school in the German Democratic Republic, 1983. A teenage girl, abandoned by her parents, finds comfort in a relationship with her teacher, Thomas. But will her brother understand? What will happen if her friend's illegal activities are discovered by the authorities? And who are the dark figures who visit Thomas at night? Ideology and Hair Gel looks at what it's like to be young and free in a place where freedom isn't an option.
Author: Lizzie Corscaden