Want to see what I’ve been up to lately in thinking about film (besides finishing my book on Children’s Films in East Germany)?

Last fall I presented on “Once Upon a Socialist Time: Grimms’ Fairy Tales Behind the Wall.Unbenannt-6


Last winter (2019), I traveled to Halle to present on father figures in GDR children’s film: “Von Rabenvätern und Piraten: Defizitäre Vaterfiguren im DEFA Kinderfilm“. It was really cold, and fun, and I then got to travel to Berlin to visit the “Berlinale” and interview Walter Beck, one of DEFA’s most beloved children’s filmmakers.

If you are interested in DEFA film, take a look at these sites.

DEFA Film Library

East German Film Blog

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