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Sebastian Heiduschke: East German Cinema

Sebastian Heiduschke
PHOTO:  Hiltrud Schulz/DEFA Film Library

"Sebastian Heiduschke's East German Cinema: DEFA and Film History is a concise and clearly written introductory text that offers the reader basic information on the film production context for some of the great classics of GDR cinema, produced by this now closed chapter of film history. Presenting an abridged history of the DEFA studio, Heiduschke discusses the ups and downs experienced by filmmakers as they negotiate periods of liberalization and repression." - Jan-Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film and Television Archive, USA

The Valley Library on campus has all of the films from the DVD set.  The DVDs have English subtitles and will play on US DVD players and in computers.