Probably enough people here remember the fascination in many places with a 1985 National Geographic
magazine cover photo of the Afghan Girl
It was a long and tenuous quest to find her, but in 2002 she was located and positively identified against most expectations. The interest in her was no less for it. Certainly no one thought that it would change the realities of Afghanistan's forever war. But it is human nature to make icons of great and terrible things and events. I was in uniform when the Afghan Girl was on the magazine cover, when the Soviet war was still being fought there -- and I remember enough of my contemporaries thinking, it was somehow as if the entire war was captured or reflected in her eyes. (We were reconnaissance photo interpreters, and magazine periodicals have long been sources for that work.)
Although the German girl video is not the same, I can understand why others might look at it similarly. Self-satisfied catcalls about that often say a lot about those who make them, more than what they are deriding.
For anyone wondering who this unknown woman was, there are of course still a great many barriers against finding more answers. Maybe more, even, than with one unknown Afghan girl -- and even the closer you get to this German one. But until BCC found these possibilities no one thought of even getting this far in tracing the film to its maker, or location of shooting. And if original research can be done on this forum, who would not congratulate its progress, even if it goes no further?