Western scholars have t lost any of their fascination for East German culture. Cinema in particular continues to attract interest. This volume, the first one in English, traces the development of the main institution, the state-sponsored Deutsche Film Anstalt (DEFA), which was primarily responsible for film production in the former GDR from 1946.
Sean Allan is senior Lecturer in German Studies at the University of Warwick. John Sandford is Professor of German Studies at the University of Reading.