While working backstage, Lotte's mentor Paul Wegener gives her the opportunity to make her first film in 1919.
Lotte was "bitten by film" at a very young age, and she went to see as many movies as she possibly could, frequently accompanied by her grandmother.
Lotte Reiniger dreamt of telling the Greek fables of Persephone and other mythologies, but she was never able to because of WWII and her husband's death.
WWII broke out right as Lotte Reiniger's career was beginning. Because of the war, she was displaced for decades and her films were largely destroyed.
In this scene, we watch the progression of an animator's hands moving the Juliet puppet into positions until suddenly Juliet can dance on her own.